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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 688,633

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 688,633

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 41,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PORCH-Durham United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
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
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,541,000

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13110 records found.