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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Omni Commons Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Hoover Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 543,320

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Omni Commons Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Hoover Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 543,320

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,214,104

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health 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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
NCGA Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,085,569

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13110 records found.