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)
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Jimma University N/A Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Fondation Lejeune N/A France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Halogen Foundation Singapore N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church N/A United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 816,446

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,043,716

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnybrae Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kgwale Le Mollo US CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
Crowded Fire Theater Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 229,160

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crisis Action, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,346,500

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