Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2020 435,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 22,700
Impact Experience Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 18,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2020 290,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,500
The Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,675
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 12,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Alameda Meals on Wheels Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 300
Creative Growth Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 4,000,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Educate Our State Leadership Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 5,320,375

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2020 435,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 22,700
Impact Experience Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 18,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2020 290,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,500
The Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,675
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 12,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Alameda Meals on Wheels Alameda Other Donor Advised 2020 300
Creative Growth Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 4,000,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Educate Our State Leadership Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 5,320,375

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
T'ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Saint Ann's School NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Youth Passageways MO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zen Heart Sangha Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 13,775
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zephyr Institute Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa DC Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
YWCA Boulder County CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 255,900

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The University of Queensland Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 344,163
The Smith Family Australia Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Royal Children's Hospital Foundation Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 66,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Greening Australia Australia Environment Corporate Advised 2020 70,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 63,187
Global Health Security Network Ltd. Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Fitted for Work Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Fitted for Work Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Catalysr Foundation Australia International Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Barayamal Limited Australia International Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 124,709
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
AID/WATCH Inc. Australia Environment Donor Advised 2020 35,650
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