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.

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
American High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Community Education Partnerships Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,340,791

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Youth Passageways KS Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
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
Page SUM 2,289,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
University of New South Wales Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 83,400
Thrive Refugee Enterprise Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE) NSW Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 8,050
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foodbank Victoria Australia Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Box Hill Institute Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,264,371

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