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, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educate Together Alameda Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 380,023

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educate Together Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 380,023

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 182,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
All Bengal Women’s Union India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,458,500

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13110 records found.