Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2019, as well as the four previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 941,325

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Las Positas College Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda Immigration Discretionary 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 -6,000
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,152,412

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Neighbors Inc OK International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Page SUM 1,997,744

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Woodside Parents Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary 2019 500
Page SUM 248,500

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