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)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 653,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wait List Zero Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 653,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 39,250

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