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)
Oakland School for the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Park Day School Corporation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fremont Morning Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Cristo Rey de LaSalle East Bay High School Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Community Land Trust Network Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 395,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,454,350

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland School for the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Park Day School Corporation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fremont Morning Rotary Foundation Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Cristo Rey de LaSalle East Bay High School Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Community Land Trust Network Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 395,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,454,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 10,000
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 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,921,994

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
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
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
Working Wardrobes for a New Start United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Dance for Humanity United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 363,550

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13280 records found.