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)
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Las Positas College Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Lend A Hand Foundation Inc of Northern California Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,319,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ephesian Community Food Share Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,800
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Page SUM 6,477,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 911,548

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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 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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 5,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Page SUM 322,350

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