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)
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 911,033

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 911,033

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Halsted IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,108,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 182,416

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13110 records found.