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)
Concrn Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Healthy Black Families Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 197,810

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Generative Somatics Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 197,810

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,136,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
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
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
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
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
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
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 180,450

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