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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
United Technologies for Kids - UTK N/A Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Social Fabric Association N/A Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
iHub Limited N/A Kenya Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Sanket Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Pieta House N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Indian Institute of Science N/A India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
University of Copenhagen N/A Denmark Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,303,544

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Page SUM 898,016

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Resurrection Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Movember Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 336,297

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gogebic Community College Found United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,073,800

Pages

13110 records found.