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)
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
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
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,918,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,918,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 638,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 876,300

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13110 records found.