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)
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
India Vision Foundation N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Solace Women's Aid N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Heriot-Watt University N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 88,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,945
Politecnico di Torino N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
C.A.S.A COMUNIDADE DE AMPARO SOCIAL E ASILAR N/A Brazil Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Indian Institute of Science N/A India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
RBK For Training N/A Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
Page SUM 673,470

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 549,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Self Help Enterprises CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Daly City Community Service Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,311,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,768,500

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