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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Acta Non Verba Youth Urban Farm Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 7,703,750
Prescott Circus Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Seacology Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 75,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 9,087,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acta Non Verba Youth Urban Farm Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 7,703,750
Prescott Circus Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Seacology Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 75,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 9,087,250

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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
Youth Making A Difference CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
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
Page SUM 328,275

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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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