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)
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 5,927,838

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,252,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Institute for Local Government CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Pangea Legal Services CA Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Brothers Keeper Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM -666,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Institute for Local Government United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Pangea Legal Services United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM -227,250

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13110 records found.