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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 485,275

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 485,275

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Times Up Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 220,666

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,517,000

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13110 records found.