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)
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,561,831

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,561,831

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety 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
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,211,169

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NCGA Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 213,854

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13110 records found.