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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Code for Fun Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Lung Association in California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Page SUM 3,229,891

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Lung Association in California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Page SUM 3,229,891

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Local Government CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Pangea Legal Services CA Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Glenbard West High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM -28,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Pangea Legal Services United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Institute for Local Government United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Page SUM -815,230

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13110 records found.