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)
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 500
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,211,850

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vote Solar Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,211,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 423,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 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
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 6,183,900

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13110 records found.