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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Page SUM 499,783

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Page SUM 499,783

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 334,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 337,650

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13110 records found.