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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Educate Together Alameda Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,989,825

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Educate Together Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,989,825

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 701,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
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
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
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
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 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
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 130,912

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13110 records found.