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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Education for Change Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,356,790

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Generative Somatics Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,356,790

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
My Brothers Keeper Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 10,047,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Light From Light Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Brothers Keeper Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Conservation Corps United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PORCH-Durham United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 657,250

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13110 records found.