The Silicon Valley Group Basis has introduced that it disbursed a complete of $1.4 billion in grants within the first three quarters of 2021, together with $541 million in help of group organizations in California.

Grants totaling $464 million have been awarded to 4,736 organizations in ten San Francisco Bay Space counties working in areas reminiscent of training, youth and group growth, well being, and public security — a 13 p.c year-over-year enhance in grant {dollars}.

Whereas the overwhelming majority of grants have been awarded via suggested funds, together with donor- and corporate-advised funds, SVCF additionally makes discretionary grants from its personal group endowment funds in help of nonprofits serving San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Over the previous 12 months, SVCF shifted its discretionary grantmaking methods to supply extra normal working help and capacity-building grants to organizations that assist construct an equitable group, together with smaller and rising organizations led by individuals of shade and allied organizations that amplify the voices and company of traditionally underrepresented communities.

“Final 12 months, our donors and company companions gave greater than they’d ever given earlier than, and it’s fantastic to see related generosity in 2021 as we proceed battling the pandemic, wildfires, inequity and extra,” mentioned Silicon Valley Group Basis president and CEO Nicole Taylor. “Our donors gave extra to the Bay Space than to every other area, demonstrating their dedication to the communities the place they stay and work….As we proceed via the pandemic and work to construct extra resilient communities, SVCF is devoting our vitality and sources to organizations which are serving to their communities construct the ability, company, and voice to create actions that encourage actual change.”