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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 24,650
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
GirlVentures Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,006,817

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 24,650
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
GirlVentures Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,006,817

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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
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
Page SUM 2,335,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 2,203,450

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13280 records found.