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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 680,175

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 680,175

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Oncology, Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Code for Fun CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 963,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Edify United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
FISH Food Bank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,982,109

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13110 records found.