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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 648,015

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generative Somatics Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 648,015

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Halsted IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc 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
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 145,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,088,450

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13110 records found.