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)
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,463,663

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,463,663

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lynbrook High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Science Buddies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Weed Friends of the Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The Small Things CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 111,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crisis Action, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,673,345

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13110 records found.