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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Omni Commons Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,457,830

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Omni Commons Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,457,830

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northern California Vipassana Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 700,200

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13110 records found.