Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EL Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A GA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
The Young Mens Christian Association of Boise City Idaho N/A ID United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,413,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Page SUM 1,668,543

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Crisis Action, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue University IN Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,669,100

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EL Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
The Young Mens Christian Association of Boise City Idaho United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,413,600

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13110 records found.