Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
After Innocence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Asylum Access Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 18,810
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 564,260

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Force NOLA LA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 202,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Page SUM 48,324

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