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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 1,629,900

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 1,629,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sightsavers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
India Vision Foundation India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 7,404,909

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