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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
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
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,000
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bridges Community Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 850
Leverage Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,494,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
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
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,000
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bridges Community Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 850
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,494,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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 25,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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 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
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 Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 886,048

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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 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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 125,000
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 Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
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 360,100

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13280 records found.