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, 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.

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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
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
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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)
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Mrelief IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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