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)
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 3,684,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 3,684,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Be The Match Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 1,564,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 578,730

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13110 records found.