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)
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Association of Dehkan Farmers N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 24,900
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 74,953
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 600
Halogen Foundation Singapore N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Prosociedad, Hacer bien el bien, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Save our Sons and Daughters N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2019 8,500
Social Fabric Association N/A Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Civic Foundation for Innovation N/A Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Universidad Catolica San Pablo N/A Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 11,600
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Loughborough University N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Association de Mediatrices Interculturelles AMIC N/A Switzerland International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 282
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Development Consortium N/A India International Development Donor Advised 2019 120,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,500
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 3,911,335

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,300,820

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 150,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Coastside Jewish Community CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Radiosurgery Society CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 659,237

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Page SUM 3,186,844

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