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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Siyafunda Community Technology Center N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Listen Up Foundation N/A Bulgaria Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Amnesty International France N/A France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 240,350
Universidad de Sevilla N/A Spain Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Research Council of Italy N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Pieta House N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
RBK For Training N/A Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany N/A Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid N/A Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,225,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,669,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Day School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ceiba Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Villages of San Mateo County CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Child Creativity Lab Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Page SUM 2,477,158

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 132,950

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