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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,441,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Ball Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Media Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 2,756,800

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