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)
Siyafunda Community Technology Center N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity N/A Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Campaign Against Living Miserably N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oxfam India N/A India International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation N/A South Korea Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
National Trades Union Congress - U Care Fund N/A Singapore Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Educate Together Alameda Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (GTE) LTD N/A Sri Lanka Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
All Bengal Women’s Union N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 466,848

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 4,576,475

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music at the Mission CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Robert Louis Stevenson School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Church CA Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 135,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
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
Page SUM 275,250

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