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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Doc Farm Films, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
Franklin Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 5,256,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Doc Farm Films, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
Franklin Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 5,256,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
A Womans Work Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
350 Silicon Valley United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
Page SUM 1,283,032

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