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)
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Thousand Currents Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Vote Org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 450,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 12,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Green Science Policy Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 1,178,850

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Asylum Access Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sogorea Te Land Trust Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 23,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 100,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Human Impact Partners Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 132,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 418,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
T'ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Saint Ann's School NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Passageways MO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zen Heart Sangha Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 13,775
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zephyr Institute Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa DC Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
YWCA Boulder County CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
YWCA Dayton OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2020 3,800
Page SUM 266,200

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Universite degli Studi di Torino Italy Education Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Universitat Siegen Germany Education Donor Advised 2020 6,900
Universite de Liege Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2020 98,000
Technische Universiteit Wien Austria Education Donor Advised 2020 170,223
Technische Universiteit Wien Austria Education Donor Advised 2020 153,410
T'ruah United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Sociedade Recreativa Sao Teotoniense Portugal Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 106,000
Sociedade Recreativa Sao Teotoniense Portugal Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Sociedade Recreativa Sao Teotoniense Portugal Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 16,000
Saint Ann's School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
YWCA Boulder County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 1,255,658

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14797 records found.