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)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiteit Munchen N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2019 199,100
Bowerasa A.C N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Centre for Agriculture Research and Entrepreneurship N/A Mauritius Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community Language Education and Research Services, Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 18,750
War Child UK N/A England International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 52,500
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
FoodShare Toronto N/A Canada Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 3,625
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -12,500
National University Corporation Kyushu University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Sinergia Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Teesside University N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 224,747
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
INRIA N/A France Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 7,648,429

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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 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 Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 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 2,418,187

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tabard Theatre Company CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Almaden Valley Woman's Club CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Claremont McKenna College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The OPS Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 400
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
International Indian Treaty Council Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 461,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,880,100

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