Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Page SUM 5,841,520

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Holy Names University Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Page SUM 5,841,520

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Page SUM 167,575

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Drama for All United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Youth Focus Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth for Mountainous Development Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth Force NOLA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,218,500

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