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)
Sinergia Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Teesside University N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 224,747
INRIA N/A France Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The University of Goroka N/A Papua New Guinea Education Donor Advised 2019 52,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,750
Box Hill Institute N/A Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,756,250
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Poland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Language Education and Research Services, Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 18,750
Jobcare Limited N/A Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Deutsches Institut fur Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Tabletochki N/A Ukraine Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 37,000
Casa de la Mujer Indigena La Paloma CAMILPA A. C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,900
ChildFund Korea N/A South Korea Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Roza Otunbayeva Initiative International Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 4,699,947

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 3,295,375

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Odyssey Learning Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Project H Design CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Reducetarian Foundation Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 554,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Giving As One, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Women's Centre for Change Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 80,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Willow Creek Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 445
Women Helping Women United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Willow Oaks Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Winthrop Little League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women in Cyber Security United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 830
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Wilson Disease Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Wisdom Sun United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Women in Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 232,075

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