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)
Public Organization of "Rushnoi" N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 223
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 32,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Genetic Resources Action International N/A Spain Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wolfson College N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
King's College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,290
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 77,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Associacio Espiral Educacio i Tecnologia N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 21,000
De Pamiri Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 29,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Floga Parents Association of Children with Cancer N/A Greece Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Metro Mothers Network N/A Canada Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,400,490

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 16,900
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 3,061,141

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Have a Ball Foundation, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
HRJ Charities Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Philosophical Research CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Gatos Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Mission Economic Development Agency CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Oakland School for the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 171,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,629,598

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