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)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Student Press Law Center Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Ships TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Advocates for Youth DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
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