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)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NalandaWay Foundation N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Youth for Seva N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Women's Development and Research N/A India Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
University of British Columbia N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
École Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
WorldSkills International N/A Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,786
China Dialogue Trust N/A England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. N/A Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Page SUM 399,493

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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
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,041,616

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tax-Aid CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Project Angel Food CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Kings Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Primary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 3,488,563

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Boston Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Water Wells for Africa United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Transcend, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Weed Friends of the Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Science Buddies United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Small Things United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,530,574

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