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.

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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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 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
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocky Mountain Institute CO Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Gaucher Research Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,704,500

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