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.

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hoover Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 266,343

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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 Federation of America, Inc. DC 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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 742,600

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