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)
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
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
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
USENIX Association Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
No Immigrants No Spice Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 5,367,229

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
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
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
USENIX Association Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
No Immigrants No Spice Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 5,367,229

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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
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 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
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Page SUM 1,767,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
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 500
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
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 1,101,854

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13280 records found.