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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Lékorice N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Universita Di Roma Tor Vergata N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) N/A United Kingdom Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Fundacion IMDEA Networks N/A Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Royal Institute of Management N/A Bhutan Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan N/A Malaysia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,008
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 29,532,448

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 3,894,755

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,168,068

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Page SUM 886,732

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