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)
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,459,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,459,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Brothers Keeper Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 10,042,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 72,270

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13110 records found.