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)
Buddhist Film Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2020 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 6,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Vote Org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500
National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Dev Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 125,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 12,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Creative Growth Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 4,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Bay Area Creative BAC Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Page SUM 4,994,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Islamic Scholarship Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 43,086
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 8,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Sikh Temple - San Francisco Bay Area Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2020 500
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 30,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 75,912
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 15,775
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Calcef Innovations Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 6,500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 2,850,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 3,885,173

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 10,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Y Combinator Research Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Yamhill Community Action Partnership OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 40,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 2,340,800

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 525,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 350,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services 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 1,000
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 5,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 1,104,400

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14797 records found.