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)
ICT Academy N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Agastya International Foundation N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
ChildFund Korea N/A South Korea Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 19,900
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Alone N/A Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Amadiora A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,726,710

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Page SUM 6,310,570

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Cerritos Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Concrn CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vision to Learn CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 512,425

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 435,100

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