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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
FII - National Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Code for Fun Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 447,125

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 960,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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 Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 391,950

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