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)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
California Walks Alameda CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Page SUM 873,400

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Page SUM 873,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 226,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 373,650

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