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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
iMentor Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Code for Fun Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Page SUM 4,558,925

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
iMentor Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Page SUM 4,558,925

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 1,000
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
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 256,554

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 463,904

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13110 records found.