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)
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
CyberEquality Inc N/A Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
TVTC (Technical & Vocational Training Corporation) N/A Saudi Arabia Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Universiteit Utrecht N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk N/A Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Napawika Tibupo Kawi, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,900
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 790
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,288,038
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 64,500
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,100
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2019 41,500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrollo A. C. N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,200
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
The Prince's Trust N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 3,783,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 850
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ignite Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Bay Area Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,250
Page SUM 469,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Harmony Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Talkingpoints CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 500
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fathers & Families of San Joaquin CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Santa Barbara CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 254,177

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Wikitongues Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wheelock College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wilcox Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 6,800
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Who Is Carter Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Whole Armour International Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Whole Armour International Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Page SUM 2,235,700

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13280 records found.