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)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Malala Fund Alameda NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 787,450

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Malala Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 787,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Times Up Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 202,416

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 215,666

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13110 records found.