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)
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
African Library Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GirlVentures Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 500
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Boy Scouts of America Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Page SUM 981,585

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,124,200

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

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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.