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)
Doc Farm Films, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Akira's Book Club Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Community Land Trust Network Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 395,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
Franklin Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 708,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Doc Farm Films, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Akira's Book Club Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Community Land Trust Network Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 395,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
Franklin Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 708,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Library Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Lung Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 930,050

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