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)
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,832,690

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,832,690

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,885,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security 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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,768,500

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13110 records found.