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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Ithaca College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas State University Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,254,685

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Page SUM 1,668,543

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 189,500

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Ithaca College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
Mithil Prasad Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,254,685

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13110 records found.