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)
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
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,358,050

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,358,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,074,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,116,000

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13110 records found.