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)
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 6,921,675

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 6,921,675

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,138,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 269,516

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13110 records found.