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)
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,762,458

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,762,458

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Times Up Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 208,916

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,881,000

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13110 records found.