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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Concrn Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,387,539

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,387,539

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 844,007

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
NCGA Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,089,225

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13110 records found.