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)
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,910,150

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,910,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Truck of Love SC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lynbrook High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Science Buddies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 85,925

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Gogebic Community College Found United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Television Service Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 108,575

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13110 records found.