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)
Sivasri Charitable Trust N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Siyafunda Community Technology Center N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity N/A Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Campaign Against Living Miserably N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Educate Together Alameda Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (GTE) LTD N/A Sri Lanka Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust N/A India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
All Bengal Women’s Union N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,700
Page SUM 468,548

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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)
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wogrammer Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 21,715,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School 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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Page SUM 829,800

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