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)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 403,925

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 406,175

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Boston Foundation MA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildflower Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,453,374

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empirical Resolution Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Crisis Action, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 4,366,020

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13110 records found.