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)
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 2,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 2,824,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 2,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 2,824,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Passageway Scholarship Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 198,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 386,950

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13110 records found.