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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Cinnamongirl Inc. Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,206,679

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cinnamongirl Inc. Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,216,179

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
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 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
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 681,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 168,550

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13280 records found.