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)
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
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited N/A Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sneha Charitable Trust N/A India Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Cancer Foundation N/A Singapore Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 639,471

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
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
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,674,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,071,180

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security 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
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 194,666

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