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)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Niroga Institute Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Center for the Collaborative Classroom Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,850,000
Page SUM 6,101,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,850,000
After Innocence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
No Immigrants No Spice Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 7,128,020

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Passageways KS Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa IA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
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
Page SUM 2,217,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zilker Theater Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Youthcare United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
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 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
Page SUM 308,200

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