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)
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Lung Association in California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 5,961,903

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Lung Association in California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 5,961,903

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 220,166

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,151,950

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13110 records found.