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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
iMentor Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 6,627,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 6,627,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My Good Deed CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 404,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Next Door, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ohio Campus Compact United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastern Congo Initiative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Tower Cancer Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
King Ridge Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,287,300

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13110 records found.