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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Universiti Malaysia Pahang N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Rosa N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 88,750
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute N/A Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Princess Sumaya University for Technology N/A Jordan Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Vidya Poshak N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Technical University of Kosice N/A Slovakia Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,780,889

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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
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
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
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)
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Resources for Science CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Safe Passages CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Comienza Community Prep CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 331,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
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
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,390,950

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