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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoover Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 579,555

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian American Donor Program Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoover Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Page SUM 553,805

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Page SUM 735,104

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 441,500

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