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)
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Concrn Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 6,359,150

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Lung Association in California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 4,395,135

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Times Up Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 104,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 233,166

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13110 records found.