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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 611,515

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 335,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 35,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Light From Light Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 5,189,000

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