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)
Makerere University N/A Uganda Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
India Vision Foundation N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 53,850
Lékorice N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited N/A Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Halogen Foundation Singapore N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Jimma University N/A Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Fondation Lejeune N/A France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Page SUM 672,205

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Page SUM 4,333,040

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eejot CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Sustainable Development CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 288,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation 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
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 6,230,000

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