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.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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
Asylum Access Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Page SUM 373,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
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
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,656,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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 1,000
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 Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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 Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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 South Florida Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Page SUM 1,218,225

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
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 12,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 733,150

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