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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 406,470

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 534,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. IL Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,524,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amnesty International France France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,537,593

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