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 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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,476,998

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,568,423

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Times Up Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 202,416

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,152,500

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