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)
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,105,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote Solar Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,105,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Governor Dummer Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 1,098,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety 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
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare 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
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,970,000

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13110 records found.