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)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
FII - National Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 535,086

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
FII - National Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 535,086

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Garden Montessori School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 2,109,345

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