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, 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)
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 400
Thousand Currents Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Vote Org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
George Mark Childrens Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 15,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Hindu Community and Cultural Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,008
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,020
Alameda Meals on Wheels Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 300
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 125,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Page SUM 665,928

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2020 285
Islamic Scholarship Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 43,086
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Upward Roots Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2020 120,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 150,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 200
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Alameda Meals on Wheels Alameda Other Donor Advised 2020 300
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
International Rescue Committee Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 80,000
Youth Spirit Artworks Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Page SUM 3,688,121

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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 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
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
Page SUM 250,400

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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 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
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
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Making A Difference United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
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
Page SUM 1,132,533

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14797 records found.