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)
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Page SUM 4,225,023

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Blue Engine Inc NY Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 63,000
Carver Elementary School SC Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Integral Studies CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Marys Center for Maternal and Child Care Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Novaworks Foundation CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Excellence in Education VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
National Psoriasis Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 359,038

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