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 2020, as well as the five 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 represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 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)
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 57,500
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Net Impact Alameda CA United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 4,400
Oakland Institute Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 300
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alameda County Homeless Action Center Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,141,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,675
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Indian Child Resource Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cinnamongirl Inc. Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 629,475

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Parents Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
World Dance for Humanity CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Page SUM 329,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Page SUM 927,560

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