Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Educate Together Alameda Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,125,175

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Educate Together Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,125,175

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 189,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
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
Page SUM 5,617,250

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13110 records found.