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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concrn Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Healthy Black Families Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 1,638,000

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 1,638,000

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate 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
CALmatters CA Civic Participation 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
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT 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
Page SUM 5,058,900

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 91,700

Pages

13110 records found.