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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 344,370

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,196,933

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City Garden Montessori School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,047,300

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
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
Run Hong Kong Ltd Hong Kong International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association of IT Leaders in Education Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth for Seva India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indian Institute of Science India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
Agastya International Foundation India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 644,221

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