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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 911,946

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 911,946

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 830,604

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
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
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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
Page SUM 767,485

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13110 records found.