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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,036,333

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,036,333

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Brothers Keeper Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PORCH-Durham NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 52,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Light From Light Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Brothers Keeper Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Conservation Corps United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PORCH-Durham United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Glenbard West High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 705,000

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13110 records found.