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)
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. Alameda NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Lung Association in California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,482,403

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,482,403

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crisis Action, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue University IN Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Profit, Inc. MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Boston Foundation MA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,473,574

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crisis Action, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Page SUM 5,378,270

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13110 records found.