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)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Carlos Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Business USA Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 1,014,286

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Carlos Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 1,014,286

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,078,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Page SUM 219,166

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13110 records found.