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)
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
St Marys Center Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
USENIX Association Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 5,776,375

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
USENIX Association Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 5,776,375

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Passageways KS Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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
Page SUM 2,217,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 2,338,700

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13280 records found.