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)
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 525,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,020
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Multiplier Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 240,000
East Bay Housing Organizations Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 750,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 125,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250
University of New Hampshire Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 14,999
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 12,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Culinary Angels Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 400
Page SUM 3,076,869

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,050,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 400
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 300,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Center for Media Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
International Computer Science Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,408,774
Alameda Meals on Wheels Alameda Other Donor Advised 2020 300
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Flourish Agenda Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Flourish Agenda Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 70,000
Page SUM 3,075,724

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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
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Youth Passageways MO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zen Heart Sangha Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 13,775
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zephyr Institute Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
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 100,000
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 3,125
YWCA Boulder County CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 255,900

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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
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
YWCA Boulder County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 1,255,658

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14797 records found.