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)
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,273,550

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,273,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,433,345

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
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
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
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
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,112,300

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13110 records found.