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)
Niroga Institute Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Akira's Book Club Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Peoples Conservatory Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 16,900
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 3,767,150

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Niroga Institute Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Akira's Book Club Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Peoples Conservatory Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 16,900
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 3,767,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
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 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 888,048

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 360,600

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13280 records found.