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)
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Walks Alameda CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Page SUM 3,532,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Page SUM 3,532,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 976,585

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 89,597

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13110 records found.