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)
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 314,225

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 315,475

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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 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
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center on Halsted IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,074,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development 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
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education 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
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,247,230

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