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)
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,327,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,239,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Boston Foundation MA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Page SUM 8,092,574

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 5,369,300

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