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)
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2021 2,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2021 50,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Graduate Theological Union Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2021 1,081
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2021 20,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Common Future Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2021 350,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2021 120,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2021 25,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2021 25,000
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 400
Operation Ohana Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2021 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2021 399,300
For the People Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2021 1,500,000
Network on Women in Prison Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2021 150,000
Asylum Access Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2021 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Page SUM 2,715,281

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2021 2,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2021 50,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco Alameda Education Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Graduate Theological Union Alameda Education Donor Advised 2021 1,081
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2021 20,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Common Future Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2021 350,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2021 120,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2021 25,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2021 25,000
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 400
Operation Ohana Alameda Health Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2021 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2021 399,300
For the People Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2021 1,500,000
Network on Women in Prison Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2021 150,000
Asylum Access Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2021 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Page SUM 2,715,281

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ushahidi, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2021 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2021 500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2021 2,500
Zen Heart Sangha Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2021 500
Zen Hospice Project Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2021 7,500
Zen Hospice Project Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa DC Human Services Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Zindagi Trust Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2021 10,000
Zion Institute AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2021 3,000
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2021 10,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2021 3,400
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2021 2,000
Zumas Rescue Ranch Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2021 2,500
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Zuni Youth Enrichment Project NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 300,000
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2021 300
Zakat Foundation of America IL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2021 5,000
Zamir Choral Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 1,800
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2021 64,000
Page SUM 534,000

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12504 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ushahidi, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2021 100,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Zindagi Trust Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2021 10,000
Zion Institute United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2021 3,000
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2021 10,000
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2021 3,400
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 2,000
Zumas Rescue Ranch Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2021 2,500
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Zuni Youth Enrichment Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 300,000
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 300
Zakat Foundation of America United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2021 5,000
Zamir Choral Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 1,800
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2021 64,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2021 500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2021 2,500
Zen Heart Sangha Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2021 500
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 7,500
Page SUM 534,000

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13005 records found.