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 County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Soil Health Academy N/A AL United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,155
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Black Belt Community Foundation Inc N/A AL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 115,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Black Belt Community Foundation Inc N/A AL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Black Belt Community Foundation Inc N/A AL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 371,305

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 700,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 1,053,550

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14797 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,155
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Feeding the Gulf Coast AL Food Security Donor Advised 2020 9,500
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Feeding the Gulf Coast AL Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Moriah Center for Children and Families AL Education Donor Advised 2020 1,300,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Feeding the Gulf Coast AL Food Security Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Black Belt Community Foundation Inc AL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 115,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Feeding the Gulf Coast AL Food Security Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Black Belt Community Foundation Inc AL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Page SUM 2,160,355

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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
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
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 500
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 2,500
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 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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Page SUM 1,766,400

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14797 records found.