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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 75,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Green Science Policy Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Multiversal Journeys Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,875
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 7,703,750
Prescott Circus Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Page SUM 8,099,075

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 75,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Green Science Policy Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Multiversal Journeys Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,875
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 7,703,750
Prescott Circus Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Page SUM 8,099,075

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 350,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Wpll Foundation Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Wyoming Star Gazing WY Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Page SUM 743,850

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 350,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Wpll Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Wyoming Star Gazing United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 743,850

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14797 records found.