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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 375,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandia Search Dogs NM Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Every Student Every Community Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Jounce Partners Inc PA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Northeastern University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Grouse Partnership MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,495,450

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