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)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 834,555

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 834,555

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 458,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 373,650

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13110 records found.