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)
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,096,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,096,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,131,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 501,250

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13110 records found.