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)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 5,743,018

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 5,743,018

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. IL Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 414,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 988,985

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13110 records found.