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)
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Natural Justice N/A South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bulgarian Association of Networking Academies N/A Bulgaria Education Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Mayama A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
eForHum N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,600
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Circle Economy N/A Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
American International University - Bangladesh N/A Bangladesh Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Youth for Seva N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Page SUM 1,727,490

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 4,264,616

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Holy Spirit School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Page SUM 98,877

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 262,200

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