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)
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
St Marys Center Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,321,166

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,321,166

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 144,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 56,400

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13280 records found.