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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Omni Commons Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California Walks Alameda CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Page SUM 4,488,200

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Omni Commons Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,518,450

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
New Profit, Inc. MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildflower Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 5,628,574

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
New York Road Runners Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empirical Resolution Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crisis Action, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,667,670

Pages

13110 records found.