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)
League of California Community Foundations Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Helping Hands East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League of California Community Foundations Alameda General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Helping Hands East Bay Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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