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)
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,470,825

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Names University Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,470,825

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 7,172,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Page SUM 207,097

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13110 records found.