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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FII - National Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,727,537

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Resort Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FII - National Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,727,537

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Public Justice Foundation DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Our Little Haven MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Starcross Monastic Community CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PowerMyLearning Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Food and Environment Reporting Network NY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Page SUM 606,475

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Orleans Video Access Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Code for Fun United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Keep Memory Alive United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Pratham USA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 869,900

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13110 records found.