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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Alameda County Homeless Action Center Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Page SUM 4,613,820

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Alameda County Homeless Action Center Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Page SUM 4,613,820

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yaffed Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 228,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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 Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 700,227

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13280 records found.