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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boldly Me Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 446,953

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 446,953

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. IL Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 514,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Page SUM 368,900

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