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)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Crosspoint High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
After Innocence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Niroga Institute Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland School for the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 978,729

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Crosspoint High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
After Innocence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Niroga Institute Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland School for the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 978,729

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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
Page SUM 2,135,950

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12650 records found.
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
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
Page SUM 2,337,950

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13280 records found.