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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Page SUM 5,821,822

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Transformation Church Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Page SUM 5,821,822

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 9,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Resources for Human Development Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Ross Valley Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,521,750

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13110 records found.