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)
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 533,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 533,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildflower Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 8,684,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,324,600

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13110 records found.