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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Institute Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
AI4ALL Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 300
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Page SUM 5,496,733

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
AI4ALL Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 300
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Page SUM 5,496,733

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Home Within, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Walk on Water Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
2041 Foundation Incorporated United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wider Bridge United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 578,375

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13280 records found.