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)
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
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 250
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 708,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Page SUM 3,722,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Times Up Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 187,166

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 356,950

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