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)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
Page SUM 2,145,824

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
Page SUM 2,145,824

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Crisis Action, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue University IN Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Profit, Inc. MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Boston Foundation MA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Page SUM 4,493,574

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Agrarian Land Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
New York Road Runners Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Page SUM 2,638,286

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13110 records found.