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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Healthy Black Families Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concrn Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 735,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 735,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Halsted IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,109,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 221,716

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13110 records found.