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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
iMentor Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Code for Fun Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 920,975

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
iMentor Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote Solar Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 920,975

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 90,519

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Page SUM 86,519

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13110 records found.