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, 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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Floreciendo Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 195,038

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 195,038

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 55,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The SAMFund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy You Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,096,420

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13110 records found.