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)
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Human Utility Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
George Mark Childrens Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Page SUM 4,972,336

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
George Mark Childrens Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Page SUM 4,972,336

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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 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 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Xavier Mission Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count CT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 95,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 882,098

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13280 records found.