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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 720,276

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 720,276

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Page SUM 859,507

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 878,854

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13110 records found.