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)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 1,930,625

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 1,930,625

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Be The Match Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,434,345

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,925,730

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13110 records found.