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)
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 6,697,238

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 6,697,238

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,761,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,094,430

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13110 records found.