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 County Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mind and Life Institute N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for American Freedom N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Specially Adapted Resource Club N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
No Means No Worldwide N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sweet Briar Institute N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 523,304

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,933,543

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern Virginia Family Service VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Virginia Tech VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Page SUM 1,225,108

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 189,050

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13110 records found.