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)
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,593,795

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 839,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 99,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development 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
For the Girls United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 482,600

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