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 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,887,255

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Mary's Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Boys Chorus CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc NV Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Inclusion Org Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 282,838

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