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.

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Multicultural Institute Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 1,373,973

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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 Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
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 1,000
Page SUM 645,600

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