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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 6,180,575

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 6,180,575

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 151,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 125,600

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13110 records found.