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)
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,596,818

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,596,818

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Telluride Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
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
Page SUM 193,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,610,750

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13110 records found.