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)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
National Equity Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,675
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Asylum Access Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Scientific Adventures Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 14,500
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 449,104

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
National Equity Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,675
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Asylum Access Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 14,500
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 449,104

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 2,337,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 287,700

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