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)
Doc Farm Films, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Him for Her Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
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
Franklin Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Keep Oakland Beautiful Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 450,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Doc Farm Films, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 5,404,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 86,700

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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
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 663,400

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