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)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 478,370

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 478,370

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Fundacion IMDEA Networks Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
BSF International LLC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Shades LLC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,466,876

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