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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,379,087

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,379,087

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,181,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Conservation Corps United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,195,500

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13110 records found.