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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Community Education Partnerships Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
Oakland Institute Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,851,566

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
League of California Community Foundations Alameda General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 280,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,084,012

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 303,200

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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 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
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
Page SUM 2,336,250

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