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)
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,747,265

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,747,265

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 382,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 389,450

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13110 records found.