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)
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
After Innocence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 391,100

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
After Innocence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 391,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 109,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,226,775

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13280 records found.