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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Malala Fund Alameda NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,648,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Malala Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,648,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 102,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 142,750

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