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)
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,388,388

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,983,388

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,591,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 4,247,230

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13110 records found.