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)
Lumen Vitae A.C. N/A Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
EinDollarBrille e.V. N/A Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Accademia del Levante N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
National Trades Union Congress - U Care Fund N/A Singapore Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Educate Together Alameda Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (GTE) LTD N/A Sri Lanka Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Aalto University Foundation N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 240,350
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Page SUM 1,171,045

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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 2018 10,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,571,475

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Taft Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 313,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 275,250

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