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)
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
National Research Council of Italy N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Sevalaya N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Vidya Poshak N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany N/A Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Rosa N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Sonairte the National Ecology Centre of Ireland N/A Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
ICT Academy N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Makerere University N/A Uganda Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University N/A Ukraine Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,455,145

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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
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
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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)
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Office of Education CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American River Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,047,274

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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 437,122

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