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)
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 58,050
Root & Rebound Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Berkeley Music Group Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Education Trust Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 700,000
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 250
National Equity Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,350,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 18,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Commonwealth Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 165,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 800,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Page SUM 4,823,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 58,050
Root & Rebound Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Berkeley Music Group Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Education Trust Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 700,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 250
National Equity Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,350,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 18,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Commonwealth Foundation Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 165,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 800,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Page SUM 4,823,800

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
T'ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Saint Ann's School NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Youth Passageways MO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zen Heart Sangha Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 13,775
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zephyr Institute Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa DC Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
YWCA Boulder County CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 255,900

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Ann's School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Universite degli Studi di Torino Italy Education Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Universitat Siegen Germany Education Donor Advised 2020 6,900
Universite de Liege Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2020 98,000
Technische Universiteit Wien Austria Education Donor Advised 2020 170,223
Technische Universiteit Wien Austria Education Donor Advised 2020 153,410
T'ruah United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Sociedade Recreativa Sao Teotoniense Portugal Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 106,000
Sociedade Recreativa Sao Teotoniense Portugal Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Sociedade Recreativa Sao Teotoniense Portugal Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 16,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zephyr Institute Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 13,775
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
Page SUM 1,282,933

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14797 records found.