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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Yes on 18 - Vote for Our Future Alameda CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
PolicyLink Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Fresh Life Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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
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
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 50,000
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
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Asylum Access Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 1,190,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yes on 18 - Vote for Our Future Alameda Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
PolicyLink Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Fresh Life Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 700,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 250
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 18,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Asylum Access Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 1,190,250

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Making A Difference CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
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 Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN 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
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 Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Page SUM 152,275

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zearn Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 35,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Making A Difference United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
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 Opportunity Center Foundation Inc 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 Passageways United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zen Heart Sangha Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 13,775
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zephyr Institute Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Page SUM 1,755,400

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14797 records found.