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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Advaita Society Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Net Impact Alameda CA United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 1,959,020

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Advaita Society Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Net Impact Alameda Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 1,959,020

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Association of University Women United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Association of University Women United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
America Achieves Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 -5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
America for Bulgaria Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 800
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Association of University Women Tech Trek New Mexic United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 405,500

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