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)
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
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 62,500
Griffith University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 6,348
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 1,060
A Toda Voz, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Stichting Global Forest Coalition N/A Netherlands Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,211
Page SUM 1,728,469

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 673,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 625
WeHOPE CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Housing Trust Silicon Valley CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Internews Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Makoto Taiko CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mosaic Project CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oakland Community Land Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,853,225

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Neighbors Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodson Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,212,860

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