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, 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)
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
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 563,575

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 573,525

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 161,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 892,285

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