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)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Leverage Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 3,624,218

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 3,624,218

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 1,000
Wonderfest CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Page SUM 160,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,428,598

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13280 records found.