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 Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 2,640,752

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Public Justice Foundation DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Our Little Haven MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 419,625

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