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)
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 9,091,161

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 9,091,161

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 394,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
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
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 395,700

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13110 records found.