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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 400
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 300
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
Hindu Community and Cultural Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,008
Partners Asia Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 15,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Choices for Freedom Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 182,600
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Multiplier Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 850
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
East Bay Housing Organizations Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
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 4,000
Page SUM 437,158

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 400
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 300
George Mark Childrens Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 15,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Hindu Community and Cultural Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,008
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 15,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Choices for Freedom Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 182,600
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Multiplier Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 850
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
East Bay Housing Organizations Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
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 4,000
Page SUM 437,158

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Spirit Artworks CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
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 Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
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 90,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
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 2,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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
Page SUM 1,815,125

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Spirit Artworks United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
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 Donor Advised 2020 25,000
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 Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
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
Page SUM 1,817,125

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14797 records found.