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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Floreciendo Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 152,938

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 152,938

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Japan Society of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Gogebic Community College Found MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verbum Dei High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 439,225

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transcend, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Small Things United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,686,300

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13110 records found.