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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 4,653,994

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Transformation Church Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 4,653,994

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement 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
Page SUM 2,051,622

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NCGA Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,041,300

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13110 records found.