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)
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
American High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Library Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 -6,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 273,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Las Positas College Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 -6,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
Page SUM 3,086,100

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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
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
Page SUM 263,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zearn Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Youth Passageways United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 2,500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 2,216,000

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