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)
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Akira's Book Club Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ruby's Place Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 525
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 804,225

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
AI4ALL Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 670,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 561,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 74,162
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 87,034
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 38,053
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,178
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 369,001
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,998
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 311,204
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,090
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 111,017
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 34,816
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 19,228
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 -38,053
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,868
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 72,696
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 90,020
Page SUM 1,497,562

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