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)
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 600
RIKEN N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Clean Clothes Campaign N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Sonairte the National Ecology Centre of Ireland N/A Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 240,350
University of Eastern Finland N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,945
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,465
Universidad de Sevilla N/A Spain Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
End Violence Against Women Coalition N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Indian Institute of Science N/A India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
RBK For Training N/A Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
Jako Doma N/A Czech Republic Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,128,524

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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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Policy Institute of California CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,222,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture 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
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment 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
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
Page SUM 443,122

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