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)
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,321,075

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Page SUM 410,875

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
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
Page SUM 46,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate 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
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Brown University of Providence United States Education 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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
For the Girls United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 339,950

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