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)
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,628,275

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,628,275

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City Garden Montessori School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment 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
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,800,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support 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
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
Page SUM 1,744,145

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13110 records found.