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)
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Boldly Me Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,114,075

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,114,075

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Garden Montessori School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
Page SUM 1,296,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,635,300

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13110 records found.