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)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Educate Together Alameda Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,642,675

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 6,271,866

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 112,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 779,500

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13110 records found.