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)
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 654,775

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Carlos Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Page SUM 1,759,975

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Page SUM 883,632

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 733,354

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13110 records found.