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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Universiti Malaysia Pahang N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Stichting Mama Cash N/A Netherlands Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 550,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tender Education and Arts N/A England Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Oxfam India N/A India International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Nottingham N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Imkaan N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Jimma University N/A Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
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
Heriot-Watt University N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 88,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Mauritius N/A Mauritius Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Women for Refugee Women N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 908,683

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Page SUM 4,409,192

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
YMCA of the East Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Counsel Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
City of King CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Garden Village Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,505,415

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 515,800

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