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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Walks Alameda CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Omni Commons Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,517,875

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hoover Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Omni Commons Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 522,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 5,197,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 936,000

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