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)
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Rethink Charity Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 4,813,546

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 4,813,546

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Youthcare WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Youth Passageways KS Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa IA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 2,212,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 2,338,950

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13280 records found.