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, and corporate 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.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Walks Alameda CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 7,029,593

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 7,029,593

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,138,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,239,750

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13110 records found.