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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 25,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 4,353,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 4,353,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. IL Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 235,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
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
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
Page SUM 524,200

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13110 records found.