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)
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 4,425,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wait List Zero Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 4,425,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 336,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 5,039,000

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13110 records found.