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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Royal Institute of Management N/A Bhutan Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of British Columbia N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 79,030
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Surabi Trust N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children UK N/A England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
Fundacion IMDEA Networks N/A Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 53,850
Universitat Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,162,719

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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
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
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
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 783,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 829,800

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