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)
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Empowerment Works Inc 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
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 444,770

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Generative Somatics Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 444,770

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,395,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 374,345

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13110 records found.