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)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Omni Commons Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Code for Fun Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,329,125

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Omni Commons Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,329,125

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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
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,787,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,744,145

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13110 records found.