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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America N/A PA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Justification of Youth N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Airlink Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Environmental Council Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames High School N/A IA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A UT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 765,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Page SUM 1,668,543

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
New Profit, Inc. MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Boston Foundation MA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 2,522,800

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildland Firefighter Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Airlink Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Environmental Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 765,500

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13110 records found.