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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 300
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 250
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Transparent Collective Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Berkeley Music Group Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Network on Women in Prison Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Page SUM 3,209,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Girls Garage Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 600
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 19,600
Hispanics in Philanthropy Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
California Association of Food Banks Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 7,000
Wayfinder Family Services Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
Bio-Link Depot Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Multicultural Institute Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Page SUM 3,710,325

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
T'ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Saint Ann's School NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa DC Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
YWCA Boulder County CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2020 3,800
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
YWCA Dayton OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zoological Society of San Diego CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
YWCA Evanston North Shore IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Zuni Youth Enrichment Project NM Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Youth Drama for All CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 663,925

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Zuni Youth Enrichment Project United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Youth for Seva India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Youth Improved Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
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
Page SUM 1,287,533

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14797 records found.