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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 355,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 600
RIKEN N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Clean Clothes Campaign N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Federation of Ataxias of Spain (FEDAES) N/A Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Asylum Welcome N/A England International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Sonairte the National Ecology Centre of Ireland N/A Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 963,256

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Page SUM 1,668,543

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Primary CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 845,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
One Mind Institute United States Health 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
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 186,050

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