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.

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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 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Soliya Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. OK Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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