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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,104,011

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,104,011

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 44,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 355,100

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13110 records found.