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)
Fundacion Omar Dengo N/A Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,700
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Taiheiyo Nogyo Araiansu N/A Japan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Cultural Center of Tajik music 'Hunar' N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 394
Natural Justice N/A South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,152
New Guinea Binatang Research Center N/A Papua New Guinea Environment Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 89
Eurecom N/A France Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 52,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Habitat Association N/A Turkey Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 34,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Sal's Shoes N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Centro de Desarrollo Alternativo Indigena, A.C. N/A Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,700
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,655
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,097
Page SUM 684,787

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Park Day School Corporation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 361,270

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 62,177
OpenAI Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Partners Asia CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Belle Air Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 9,402,237

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wonderfest United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Womens Bean Project United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 939,227

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