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)
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
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
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 Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charlie Cart Project Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 2,628,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
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 Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charlie Cart Project Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 2,628,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Mission Christian Church CA Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,794,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier Mission Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 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
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
World Vision, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,103,354

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13280 records found.