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)
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,488,625

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,594,075

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA 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
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 761,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
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
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 883,785

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