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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
Association of IT Leaders in Education N/A Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Weizmann Institute of Science N/A Israel Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 160,029
Girl Geek Academy N/A Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
East London Business Alliance N/A England Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Aalto University Foundation N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users’ Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Demelza House Children’s Hospice N/A England Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 464,261

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 360,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 39,250

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