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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,650,350

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wait List Zero Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,650,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 194,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 238,600

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13110 records found.