Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,096,325

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,096,325

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 336,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 37,600

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13110 records found.