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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 526,703

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Resort Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 526,703

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 382,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NCGA Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 193,650

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13110 records found.