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, and corporate 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)
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 8,536,555

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 8,536,555

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 259,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,197,450

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13110 records found.