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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Business USA Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 831,350

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 831,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 406,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,220,750

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13110 records found.