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)
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 850
Leverage Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Upward Roots Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 583,318

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 850
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Upward Roots Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 583,318

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count CT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 736,921

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