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)
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,504,201

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,504,201

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JustFix, Inc. NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Global Oncology, Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 699,588

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
King Ridge Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
SpaandanB United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 5,604,375

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13110 records found.