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)
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Page SUM 1,269,326

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Page SUM 1,269,326

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
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
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 438,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
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
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
Page SUM 426,750

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13110 records found.