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
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,060,833

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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
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,060,833

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 34,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids At Hope United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,175,600

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13110 records found.