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)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
USENIX Association Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 12,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Multiplier Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 219,800
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,450
Seacology Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 56,230
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 300
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 18,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Human Impact Partners Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 132,000
Asian Health Services Alameda CA United States Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 30,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Page SUM 677,980

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
USENIX Association Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 12,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Multiplier Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 219,800
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,450
Seacology Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 56,230
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 300
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 18,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Human Impact Partners Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 132,000
Asian Health Services Alameda Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 30,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Page SUM 677,980

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Improved Incorporated NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
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 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 Donor Advised 2020 2,500
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 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Women in Finance UT Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
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 Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 21,300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 1,870,000

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 34,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 50,000
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Spirit Artworks United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
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
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
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 1,898,125

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14797 records found.