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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Institute Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Leverage Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,364,058

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,364,058

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,111,750

Pages

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 10,038
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 178,519
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 104,392
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 178,797
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 75,000
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 17,858
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 Corporate Advised 2019 74,162
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,355
Page SUM 1,509,696

Pages

13280 records found.