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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,118,818

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,118,818

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Telluride Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 266,266

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 334,000

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13110 records found.