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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Las Positas College Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Womens Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 5,367,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for the Collaborative Classroom Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charlie Cart Project Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 981,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 82,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,147,775

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