Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
iMentor Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FII - National Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Page SUM 7,707,638

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FII - National Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Page SUM 7,707,638

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
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
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Be The Match Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,554,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 412,800

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13110 records found.