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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 536,870

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,081,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Carey School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Fundacion IMDEA Networks Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
Youngstown State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
BSF International LLC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,620,226

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