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)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,092,350

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,092,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Community Child Care CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Be The Match Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,435,345

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
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
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
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
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
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
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,143,430

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13110 records found.