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)
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,670,825

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 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
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,887,238

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Times Up Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 199,166

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 265,450

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