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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Business USA Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 543,908

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 543,908

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildflower Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 7,082,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,314,100

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13110 records found.