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 County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nottingham N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
Sneha Charitable Trust N/A India Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 9,450
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
University of Dundee N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Cancer Foundation N/A Singapore Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Universiti Malaysia Pahang N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) N/A Senegal International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Circle Economy N/A Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Bristol N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 1,061,066

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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
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
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Page SUM 4,409,192

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Glimpse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Breast Cancer Action CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center CA International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 453,575

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 522,800

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