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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rapid Resist Action Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Page SUM 892,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Page SUM 892,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Page SUM 2,570,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Page SUM 998,435

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13110 records found.