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)
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 88,750
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
University of Dundee N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Lumen Vitae A.C. N/A Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Southampton N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Accademia del Levante N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
Association of IT Leaders in Education N/A Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Weizmann Institute of Science N/A Israel Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 160,029
Fundacion EsLaRed N/A Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Eastern Finland N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Page SUM 1,174,610

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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)
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SLS CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 25,520,533

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Page SUM 437,122

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