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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 1,300
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Walks Alameda CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 6,660,005

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 6,660,005

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 862,054

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NCGA Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 213,054

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13110 records found.