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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Asylum Access Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
Page SUM 1,447,279

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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 25,000
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Asylum Access Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
Page SUM 1,447,279

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Page SUM 2,289,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 2,113,450

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13280 records found.