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.

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 300
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Bay Area Open Space Council Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 4,955,020

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yaffed Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 306,400

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