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)
Fundacion EsLaRed N/A Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bulgarian Association of Networking Academies N/A Bulgaria Education Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
SayTrees Environmental Trust N/A India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Stichting Mama Cash N/A Netherlands Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
AIESEC Italia N/A Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Natural Justice N/A South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan N/A Malaysia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Sevalaya N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,220,593

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,194,133

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Health Trust CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 113,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,247,230

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