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.

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,860,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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
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 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
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 Life CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
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
Page SUM 647,350

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