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)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boldly Me Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda OH United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,930,774

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Page SUM 645,020

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Times Up Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,185,166

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,610,950

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13110 records found.