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)
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
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
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,149,165

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,149,165

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 115,450

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13110 records found.