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)
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 4,797,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 4,797,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort DC Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Joseph Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Learning, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Craterian Performances Company OR Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc NV Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc CT Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
George School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 114,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roy Gomm Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
United States Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hope House United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Video Volunteers United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Star Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 172,925

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13110 records found.