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)
Educate Together Alameda Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,319,150

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Educate Together Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,319,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 225,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 461,200

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13110 records found.