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)
NalandaWay Foundation N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Cancer Foundation N/A Singapore Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
Universiti Malaysia Pahang N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
University College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 126,097
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 9,450
University of Dundee N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Mauritius N/A Mauritius Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Page SUM 1,531,505

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 141,774

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
West County Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
REDF CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unamesa Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,610,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Small Things United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japan Society of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Gogebic Community College Found United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Television Service Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 429,225

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