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)
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Capacity N/A Switzerland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
PEPITA SOC. COOP. SOCIALE ONLUS N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,400
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,655
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,097
Seongnam City Social Welfare Council N/A South Korea Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
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
University College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,840,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
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
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
Page SUM 5,451,827

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Equity Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,450
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
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
Page SUM 1,019,269

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Diocese of San Bernardino Education & Welfare Corporation CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
EDGE Youth Leadership CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friendly Center, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,309,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woke Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Womens Lunch Place Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Wolfson College England Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Wildlife Care Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Women and Childrens Horizons Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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
Page SUM 652,100

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