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)
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women N/A England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. N/A Israel Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Social Fabric Association N/A Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Sneha Charitable Trust N/A India Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Campaign Against Living Miserably N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Page SUM 977,331

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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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
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
Page SUM 4,264,616

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
FII - National CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KAM Family Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Elite Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Times Up Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 207,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment 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
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education 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
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 439,200

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