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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Swabodhini Charitable Trust N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nottingham N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Initiative Selbstandiger Immigrantinnen e.V. N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Solace Women's Aid N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
ARVI TRUST N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
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
Accademia del Levante N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
Nelson Mandela University N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Page SUM 625,249

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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
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Page SUM 3,009,417

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phoenix High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Selby Lane Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Making Waves Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 154,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 537,200

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