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)
SUN-DAC N/A Singapore Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
École Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Heriot-Watt University N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 88,000
Alone N/A Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
University of Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Copenhagen N/A Denmark Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Honduras Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University N/A Ukraine Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Stichting VU N/A Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Page SUM 1,250,916

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Page SUM 4,409,192

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Justice Collaborative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
iMentor CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Recovery Cafe San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 158,300

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