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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,165,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Generative Somatics Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 435,290

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health 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
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 334,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 46,200

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13110 records found.