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)
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,336,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Page SUM 3,335,025

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Times Up Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 98,345

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 524,275

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