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)
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
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
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,625
University of Saskatchewan N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Ag Yoneticileri Dernegi N/A Turkey Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Shaping Lagos Social Club N/A Nigeria Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 156,500
Monash University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Stichting VU N/A Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2019 65,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 126,228
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad N/A Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Public Health England N/A England Health Donor Advised 2019 257,400
Page SUM 1,417,939

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Movement Strategy Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
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
Page SUM 1,004,019

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
California Indian Basketweavers Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Raymond Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Chinese for Affirmative Action CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,500
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elementary Institute of Science CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 350
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 440
Fangcao Reading Circle CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 123,290

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Windsor Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Windsor Locks Lions Charities Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 31,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 460,600

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