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)
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
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
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
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
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
Page SUM 799,380

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners 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
Page SUM 1,796,380

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 42,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
For the Girls United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 339,200

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13110 records found.