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)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FII - National Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,727,537

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Resort Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FII - National Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,727,537

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charlie's Guys CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. OK Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Public Justice Foundation DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Our Little Haven MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 680,375

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
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
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Co-Creation Hub Limited Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 2,894,950

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13110 records found.