Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
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
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 1,136,495

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transformation Church Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 2,126,495

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Be The Match Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,424,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 524,275

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13110 records found.