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 County Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Charitable N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Seminar Network Inc N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern Virginia Family Service N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kakenyas Dream N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,191,205

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Page SUM 1,668,543

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association VA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Every1 Can Work VA Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope for the Warriors VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,423,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 439,600

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