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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 315,776

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 796,325

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The ONE Campaign United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Preetirang Sanctruary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope in A Suitcase United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
InterAction Initiative Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Page SUM 884,034

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