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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Champions Education Association N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Core Council of the Philippines N/A Philippines Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,500
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users’ Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Central Library N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang N/A Thailand Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Nature Trust N/A South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 953,875

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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
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
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
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Catticus Corporation 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)
Project Access Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
9 Dots Community Learning Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
Village Hope Partnership Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Page SUM 5,755,207

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 384,345

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