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.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
California Walks Alameda CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 6,847,530

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 6,847,530

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,076,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 883,785

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13110 records found.