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)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Marys Center Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
USENIX Association Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
No Immigrants No Spice Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 5,097,350

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 -6,000
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
After Innocence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Lung Association Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Page SUM 1,195,479

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Zilker Theater Productions TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Passageways KS Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa IA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 337,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 2,336,250

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