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)
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,945
Indian Institute of Science N/A India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
ADIE Fund N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
United Technologies for Kids - UTK N/A Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indian Institute of Science N/A India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
RBK For Training N/A Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
The Gary Kelly (Drogheda) Cancer Support Centre LTD. N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
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
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solace Women's Aid N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 90,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
Page SUM 1,020,916

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
The Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Project Amigo CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Democracy Earth Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 967,532

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security 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
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 395,700

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