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)
National Trades Union Congress - U Care Fund N/A Singapore Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Surabi Trust N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children UK N/A England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
Fondation Lejeune N/A France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
Universitat Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
All Bengal Women’s Union N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Bristol N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid N/A Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Page SUM 27,040,776

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 839,522

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 548,800

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