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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 501,322

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Children's Creativity Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pop Up Zendo CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 513,875

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doxa Youth Foundation Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Wayside Chapel Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 712,211

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