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)
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Agastya International Foundation N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Nelson Mandela University N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Russian Federation Human Services 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
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Higher College of Technology N/A Oman Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Rural Development Fund Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Halmstad University has N/A Sweden Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 1,073,522

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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
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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)
Making Waves Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Challenged Athletes Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 266,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 243,150

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