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)
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 19,900
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Royal Institute of Management N/A Bhutan Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 79,030
École Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
British Red Cross Society N/A England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Amadiora A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Run Hong Kong Ltd N/A Hong Kong International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sevalaya N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Honduras Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,075,479

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,678,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Santa Barbara CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Coalition for Clean Air CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,414,675

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Page SUM 1,116,450

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