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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Net Impact Alameda CA United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Fresh Life Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends of the Hebrew University Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hispanics in Philanthropy Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,141,870

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Net Impact Alameda Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Fresh Life Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends of the Hebrew University Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hispanics in Philanthropy Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,141,870

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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
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
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 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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13280 records found.