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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
École Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Union rempart N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International France N/A France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -88
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
EndoFrance N/A France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
The Nubian Vault Association N/A France Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fondation Lejeune N/A France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 912,641

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 634,850

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
École Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Amnesty International France France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -88
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
EndoFrance France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Nubian Vault Association France Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fondation Lejeune France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,040,072

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