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)
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,217,525

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,217,525

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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 20,000
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
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
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
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 885,054

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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
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
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
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 713,604

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13110 records found.