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)
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 -140,000
National University Corporation Kyushu University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Science Accessibility Net N/A Japan Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 14,200
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
RIKEN N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 99,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Taiheiyo Nogyo Araiansu N/A Japan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 37,500
NPO Mama-Work Laboratory N/A Japan Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
RBK For Training N/A Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 89,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Strategies for Northern Development N/A Kenya Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute N/A Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 8,074,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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
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 540,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Page SUM 1,021,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation MS Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation MS Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Windsor Elementary School SC Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 31,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 571,100

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National University Corporation Kyoto University Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 -140,000
National University Corporation Kyushu University Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Science Accessibility Net Japan Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 14,200
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
RIKEN Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 99,000
The University of Tokyo Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Taiheiyo Nogyo Araiansu Japan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 37,500
NPO Mama-Work Laboratory Japan Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
RBK For Training Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 89,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Computers for Schools Kenya Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Strategies for Northern Development Kenya Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Health and Social Transformation Initiative Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 8,074,100

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13280 records found.