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)
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Business USA Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Page SUM 958,350

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Omni Commons Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 4,463,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development 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
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
Page SUM 6,194,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
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
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 63,700

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13110 records found.