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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,320,508

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,320,508

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development NV Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philippine Development Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,214,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community College District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 173,893

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