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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
New Taipei Municipal Wulai Elementary and Junior High School N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Cheng Kung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Champions Education Association N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Central Library N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 240,350
Social Fabric Association N/A Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
Universitat Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
University of Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Bern N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Graines de Paix N/A Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 53,850
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Halmstad University has N/A Sweden Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (GTE) LTD N/A Sri Lanka Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 2,519,496

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 133,376

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Science and Technology Museum Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
New Taipei Municipal Wulai Elementary and Junior High School Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Cheng Kung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Champions Education Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Central Library Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 240,350
Social Fabric Association Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
Universitat Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Bern Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Graines de Paix Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union for International Cancer Control Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 53,850
Union for International Cancer Control Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Ignitia Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Halmstad University has Sweden Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ignitia Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (GTE) LTD Sri Lanka Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 2,519,496

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