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)
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Net Impact Alameda CA United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,588,925

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Dublin High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 1,168,673

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Youth Drama for All CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth Focus Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,073,025

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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 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
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 200
Young Womens 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 3,000
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 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 300
Page SUM 232,700

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13280 records found.