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)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ever Forward-Siempre Adelante Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Education Trust Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
American Indian Child Resource Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,283,150

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ever Forward-Siempre Adelante Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Education Trust Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
American Indian Child Resource Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,283,150

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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.