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)
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 382,916

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 259,066

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 397,950

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 438,900

Pages

13110 records found.