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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,457,558

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,457,558

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The SAMFund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope in A Suitcase United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
InterAction Initiative Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Food Safety United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan Malaysia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 708,784

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13110 records found.