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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
School for Social Entrepreneurs N/A England Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,303,109
Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Organization for Natural Medicine and Nutrition at Lower Omo N/A Ethiopia Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
Hawassa University N/A Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 45,000
South Omo Peoples' Development Association N/A Ethiopia Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 46,607
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Indigenous Questions N/A Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 185,039
Pacific Network on Globalisation N/A Fiji Community Development Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Nordic Association for Clinical Physics N/A Finland Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Eurecom N/A France Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 52,000
Association NQT N/A France Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Page SUM 2,510,045

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,433,187

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Mission Christian Church CA Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Neighbors Inc OK International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodson Center DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Resources Institute DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,473,944

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
School for Social Entrepreneurs England Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,303,109
Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Organization for Natural Medicine and Nutrition at Lower Omo Ethiopia Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
Hawassa University Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 45,000
South Omo Peoples' Development Association Ethiopia Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 46,607
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Indigenous Questions Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 185,039
Pacific Network on Globalisation Fiji Community Development Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Nordic Association for Clinical Physics Finland Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Eurecom France Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 52,000
Association NQT France Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum France Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Page SUM 2,510,045

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13280 records found.