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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NextFlex Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,405,075

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,196,383

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Be The Match Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,436,645

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
National Autonomous University of Honduras Honduras Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Run Hong Kong Ltd Hong Kong International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Association of IT Leaders in Education Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Youth for Seva India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Agastya International Foundation India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Science India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
Page SUM 667,725

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