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)
Simprints N/A England Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Casa de la Mujer Indigena La Paloma CAMILPA A. C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,900
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 120,500
Cat Action Team N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
PROVIDA Foundation N/A Slovakia Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor N/A Malaysia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
heimatBEWEGEN e.V. N/A Germany Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Taalim Forum Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,675
UK Youth N/A England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute N/A Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Irish Online Giving Foundation N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Petit Miracles Interiors N/A England Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2019 368,188
Page SUM 2,234,288

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Page SUM 624,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa French-American Charter School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amanecer Community Counseling Service a Non-Profit Corp. CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 610,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 866,825

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,859,800

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