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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,683,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. TX Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Northern Virginia Family Service VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Quicksilver Swimming CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 20,563,767

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