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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Omni Commons Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,044,425

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Omni Commons Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 300
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,044,425

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 256,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Page SUM 763,232

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13110 records found.