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)
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Youth Business USA Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 534,783

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 534,783

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 203,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,489,500

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13110 records found.