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, 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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concrn Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,312,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,312,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Truck of Love SC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lynbrook High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 68,925

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Boston Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Transcend, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Small Things United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,760,300

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13110 records found.