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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Las Positas College Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ephesian Community Food Share Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,257,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Las Positas College Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ephesian Community Food Share Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,257,300

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 316,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,557
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 18,531
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 700,638

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13280 records found.