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, and corporate 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)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gratitude Global Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Irvington High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Keep Oakland Beautiful Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 404,178

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gratitude Global Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Irvington High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Keep Oakland Beautiful Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 404,178

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,118,525

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Force NOLA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 228,700

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13280 records found.