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)
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Multiplier Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 125,005
OneSky Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 15,000
ALS Cure Project Inc Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 130,478
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 40,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 23,050
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 700
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 20,400
Mitchell Kapor Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,050
Page SUM 1,153,683

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Multiplier Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 125,005
OneSky Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 15,000
ALS Cure Project Inc Alameda Other Donor Advised 2020 130,478
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 40,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 23,050
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 700
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 20,400
Mitchell Kapor Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,050
Page SUM 1,153,683

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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 Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
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 Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
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 35,000
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 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
Page SUM 1,912,625

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Zearn Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
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 20,000
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 Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 35,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Page SUM 2,786,658

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14797 records found.