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)
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 22,701
United Way of Bengaluru N/A India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of Saskatchewan N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 19,000
Monash University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 8,050
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 444,589
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Radiation and Nuclear Medicine Consultants N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
ASS DES CHEFS DE DEPARTEMENTS R&T N/A France Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 110,001
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad N/A Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,475
Indian Institute of Science N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 9,479
JAM South Africa N/A South Africa Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women's Centre for Change N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
League of Innovators N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 208
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 96,029
Page SUM 1,121,904

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Park Day School Corporation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 562,270

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
California Native Plant Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Creative Visions Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Tax-Aid CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 653,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wonderland Avenue Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
World Vision United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
World Vision, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 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 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
Page SUM 1,376,604

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