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)
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,642,425

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,642,425

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Garden Montessori School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 2,796,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment 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
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
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
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
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
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
Page SUM 1,590,300

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13110 records found.