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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Lung Association in California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Floreciendo Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 6,415,940

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,071,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 366,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security 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
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 376,000

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