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, and corporate 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)
Niroga Institute Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Bay Area Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Friends of the Hebrew University Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 2,368,834

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
California Crosspoint High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GirlVentures Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 500
Multicultural Institute Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Advaita Society Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Page SUM 1,210,429

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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
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,216,000

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