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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
iMentor Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Code for Fun Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 243,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
iMentor Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 243,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 29,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Ross Valley Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Page SUM 503,180

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13110 records found.