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)
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Makerere University N/A Uganda Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang N/A Thailand Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,602
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heriot-Watt University N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 88,000
Founders For Good Limited N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
Solace Women's Aid N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
eForHum N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hatch Enterprise N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sneha Charitable Trust N/A India Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
C.A.S.A COMUNIDADE DE AMPARO SOCIAL E ASILAR N/A Brazil Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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
Page SUM 2,937,076

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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
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
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Page SUM 4,393,391

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma Speaker Series CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mills College CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Public Advocates, Inc. CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Employer-School Council CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 201,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment 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
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
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
Page SUM 476,700

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