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)
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 16,900
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,450
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
California Community Land Trust Network Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 395,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gratitude Global Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Irvington High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 85,000
Him for Her Inc Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Ignite Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Page SUM 1,932,665

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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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens 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 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,208,775

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Page SUM 48,324

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