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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,862,658

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,862,658

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Halsted IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 115,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Page SUM 1,116,450

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13110 records found.