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)
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid N/A Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Heriot-Watt University N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 88,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aalto University Foundation N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
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
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
C.A.S.A COMUNIDADE DE AMPARO SOCIAL E ASILAR N/A Brazil Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vidya Poshak N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany N/A Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
ICT Academy N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Technical University of Kosice N/A Slovakia Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 806,510

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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
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
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
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
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,101,933

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Business USA CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Caregiver Alliance CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 709,224

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,115,800

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