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)
Alameda Meals on Wheels Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 300
Creative Growth Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 4,000,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Educate Our State Leadership Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 3,375
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 40,000
Oakland Institute Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Outdoor Afro Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2020 435,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 22,700
Impact Experience Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 18,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2020 290,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Page SUM 5,444,075

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alameda Meals on Wheels Alameda Other Donor Advised 2020 300
Creative Growth Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 4,000,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Educate Our State Leadership Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 3,375
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 40,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2020 435,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 22,700
Impact Experience Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 18,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2020 290,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Page SUM 5,444,075

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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 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
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
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zen Heart Sangha Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Passageways MO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
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 13,775
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 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 228,775

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zen Heart Sangha Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Passageways United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
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
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 1,178,808

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14797 records found.