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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Politecnico di Torino N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
SUN-DAC N/A Singapore Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lumen Vitae A.C. N/A Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
TERDOD N/A India Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Technologies for Kids - UTK N/A Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
Jimma University N/A Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,249,675

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Carcinet Support Group CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 103,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 368,900

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