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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
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
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda OH United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,677,969

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
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
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,677,969

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Page SUM 179,357

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education 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
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
Page SUM 85,769

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13110 records found.