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)
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
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Strategies for Northern Development N/A Kenya Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Marsabit Indigenous Organisations Network N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 22,202
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Kyrgyz National Agrarian University Named after K. I. Skryab N/A Kyrgyzstan Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peace Building Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kyrgyz-Ate N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
Taalim Forum Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 521,102

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lend A Hand Foundation Inc of Northern California Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
League of California Community Foundations Alameda General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Las Positas College Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,319,684

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Winthrop Little League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women in Cyber Security TN Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 830
Womens Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Women in Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wilderness Society DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wheelock College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,585,430

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Health and Social Transformation Initiative Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Health and Social Transformation Initiative Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Strategies for Northern Development Kenya Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Computers for Schools Kenya Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Marsabit Indigenous Organisations Network Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 22,202
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users Association of Kyrgyzs Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Kyrgyz National Agrarian University Named after K. I. Skryab Kyrgyzstan Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peace Building Center Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kyrgyz-Ate Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
Taalim Forum Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 521,102

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13280 records found.