Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Green Science Policy Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Multiversal Journeys Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,875
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 7,703,750
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Prescott Circus Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Berkeley Music Group Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Seacology Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 8,141,075

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Green Science Policy Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Multiversal Journeys Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,875
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 7,703,750
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Prescott Circus Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Berkeley Music Group Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Seacology Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 8,141,075

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Ann's School NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
T'ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 50,000
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 34,000
Youth Spirit Artworks CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 35,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Making A Difference CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 1,912,625

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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 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
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
YWCA Evanston North Shore United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Zoological Society of San Diego United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 1,586,458

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14797 records found.