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)
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 3,056,677

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Vote Solar Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 3,056,677

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
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
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars CA Education 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
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 182,166

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
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
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
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
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 127,450

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13110 records found.