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)
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Nelson Mandela University N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Politecnico di Torino N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Campaign Against Living Miserably N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
University of Eastern Finland N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women N/A England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Honduras Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aalto University Foundation N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
Universitas Widyatama N/A Indonesia Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Page SUM 1,409,817

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Companions on the Journey CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Maplight CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 678,922

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Page SUM 361,900

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