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 County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SUN-DAC N/A Singapore Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
École Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Heriot-Watt University N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 88,000
Alone N/A Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
University of Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Copenhagen N/A Denmark Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Honduras Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University N/A Ukraine Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Stichting VU N/A Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Page SUM 1,250,916

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 4,264,616

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Resources for Science CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Safe Passages CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Burlingame Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Boys & Girls Clubs of Brea Placentia Yorba Linda CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Project Amigo CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Page SUM 2,399,132

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 397,950

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