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)
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Lumen Vitae A.C. N/A Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Founders For Good Limited N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) N/A Senegal International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Swabodhini Charitable Trust N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Honduras Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 3,363,767

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
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
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,562,475

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Health Connected CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beauty Bus Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Sumba Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 3,283,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor 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
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 373,096

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