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)
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
Las Positas College Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,714,362

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
Las Positas College Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,714,362

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
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 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 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Page SUM 1,387,548

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Page SUM 135,650

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13280 records found.