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)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 24,650
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Asylum Access Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Network on Women in Prison Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Human Utility Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
AI4ALL Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Page SUM 1,198,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 24,650
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Asylum Access Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Network on Women in Prison Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
AI4ALL Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Page SUM 1,198,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens 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 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens 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 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 175,625

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Youth Drama for All United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Focus Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth for Mountainous Development Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth Force NOLA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 244,750

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