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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 16,900
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Scientific Adventures Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
League of California Community Foundations Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
After Innocence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,125,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cinnamongirl Inc. Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Network on Women in Prison Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 992,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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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12650 records found.
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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