Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 850
Leverage Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
African Library Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 1,305,212

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 850
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
African Library Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 1,305,212

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 224,445

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,266
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,706
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 17,858
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 82,901
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 38,053
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 74,162
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 87,034
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,115
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,178
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 369,001
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 38,053
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 311,204
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,998
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,090
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 34,816
Page SUM 1,629,685

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13280 records found.