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 Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,050,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,050,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Gogebic Community College Found MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verbum Dei High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami UT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 93,925

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Weed Friends of the Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Science Buddies United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Small Things United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japan Society of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 438,725

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13110 records found.