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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,945
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,465
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Fabric Association N/A Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 79,030
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Stichting Mama Cash N/A Netherlands Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 550,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Imkaan N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Julian Cho Society N/A Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Tender Education and Arts N/A England Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Page SUM 1,761,521

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate 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
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
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
Page SUM 4,410,617

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Quicksilver Swimming CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 531,175

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 463,700

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