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)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 71,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Charlie Cart Project Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 3,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
George Mark Childrens Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 12,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 50,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Sozo Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 71,500
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Multiplier Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 40,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 56,230
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 547,530

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 71,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Charlie Cart Project Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 3,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
George Mark Childrens Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 12,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Sozo Impact Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 71,500
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Multiplier Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 40,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 56,230
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 547,530

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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
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
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
YWCA Boulder County CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2020 3,800
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
YWCA Dayton OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zoological Society of San Diego CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
YWCA Evanston North Shore IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 680,700

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Saint Ann's School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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
YWCA Boulder County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
YWCA Dayton United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2020 3,800
Youth Drama for All United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
Page SUM 1,266,458

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14797 records found.