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)
RBK For Training N/A Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis N/A Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. N/A Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Social Fabric Association N/A Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 79,030
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Makerere University N/A Uganda Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,602
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 823,779

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Page SUM 2,083,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 299,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 850,007

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