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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. N/A VT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A VT United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vermont Public Radio N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 185,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 4,410,617

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England VT Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
The BOMA Project, Inc. VT International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 181,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 243,150

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13110 records found.