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)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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 500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 2,640,752

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 2,640,752

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shane's Inspiration CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,150,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JustFix, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Page SUM 345,838

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13110 records found.