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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boldly Me Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 717,167

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Page SUM 899,223

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 72,270

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Kids At Hope United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,057,270

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13110 records found.