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)
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
St. Mary's Center Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Page SUM 702,379

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Page SUM 702,379

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wonderfest CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
Page SUM 169,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,443,098

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13280 records found.