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)
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
EinDollarBrille e.V. N/A Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
National Cheng Kung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Run Hong Kong Ltd N/A Hong Kong International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Natural Justice N/A South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Page SUM 5,401,946

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
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
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,186,433

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mending Kids International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Everest Public High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Santa Maria Urban Ministry CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 213,316

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 1,803,145

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