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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Friends of the Hebrew University Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 761,268

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
League of California Community Foundations Alameda General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Berkwood School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 280,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 396,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Zilker Theater Productions TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youthcare WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 263,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Youth Passageways United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Zearn Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 2,216,000

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