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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Malala Fund Alameda NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 580,083

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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 5,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Malala Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 580,083

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Passageway Scholarship Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 430,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
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
Page SUM 489,985

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13110 records found.