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)
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 850
Leverage Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 850
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 928,618

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