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)
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,245,570
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 450,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 18,000
Redwood City Youth Maritime Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Multiplier Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
California Community Land Trust Network Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Network on Women in Prison Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 50,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Outdoor Afro Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Alameda Meals on Wheels Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 300
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Transparent Collective Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 3,074,320

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,245,570
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 450,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 18,000
Redwood City Youth Maritime Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Multiplier Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
California Community Land Trust Network Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Network on Women in Prison Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 50,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Alameda Meals on Wheels Alameda Other Donor Advised 2020 300
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Transparent Collective Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 3,074,320

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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 Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Zuni Youth Enrichment Project NM Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 50,000
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Spirit Artworks CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion 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 500
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Page SUM 1,855,125

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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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