Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 609,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Educate Together Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Transformation Church Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Malala Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
FII - National Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Page SUM 2,395,445

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Service Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roses in Concrete CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dev Color CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,643,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Joseph Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Learning, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Craterian Performances Company United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
George School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Hebron Academy Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Race Swami United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 124,550

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