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)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Walks Alameda CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 888,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 888,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Agrarian Land Trust NH Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
New York Road Runners Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,595,466

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
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
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Boston Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Water Wells for Africa United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Transcend, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 8,558,374

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13110 records found.