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)
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,911,535

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,911,535

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Agrarian Land Trust NH Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
New York Road Runners Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Crisis Action, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue University IN Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 2,087,166

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
New York Road Runners Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crisis Action, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 3,646,686

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13110 records found.