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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
African Library Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Rethink Charity Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 2,256,546

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
African Library Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 2,256,546

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