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)
St. Mary's Center Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Lend A Hand Foundation Inc of Northern California Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 24,650
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Niroga Institute Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 590,450

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Lend A Hand Foundation Inc of Northern California Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 24,650
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Niroga Institute Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 590,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 263,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zilker Theater Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Page SUM 2,335,950

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