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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Advaita Society Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Network on Women in Prison Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 810,150

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Advaita Society Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Network on Women in Prison Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 810,150

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa IA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Zilker Theater Productions TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youthcare WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,787,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youthcare United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Youth Passageways United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Zearn Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,212,500

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13280 records found.