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)
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Partners Asia Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 182,600
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Multiplier Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 48,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 850
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 345,000
East Bay Housing Organizations Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 859,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2020 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 182,600
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Multiplier Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 48,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 850
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 345,000
East Bay Housing Organizations Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 859,200

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 250,000
Yes on 18 - Vote for Our Future CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Young 1ove Foundation TX Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Young 1ove Foundation TX Health Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young 1ove Foundation TX Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 550,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Page SUM 1,085,700

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Young 1ove Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Young 1ove Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Page SUM 1,322,000

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14797 records found.