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)
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Education Trust Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
League of California Community Foundations Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 125,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Page SUM 667,550

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 4,987,979

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Youth Passageways KS Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa IA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
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
Page SUM 2,337,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Youthcare United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
Page SUM 308,200

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