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)
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Fundacion IMDEA Networks N/A Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
University College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 126,097
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lumen Vitae A.C. N/A Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
EinDollarBrille e.V. N/A Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 240,350
Sivasri Charitable Trust N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 88,750
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Page SUM 1,527,161

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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
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)
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Waterfowl Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Niles Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Reentry Institute CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 679,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 386,950

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