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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,093,020

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transformation Church Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,057,520

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 333,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 340,000

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13110 records found.