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)
Universita Di Roma Tor Vergata N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside Educational Trust N/A England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fundacion EsLaRed N/A Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Sanket Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,465
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,945
Pieta House N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
University of Mauritius N/A Mauritius Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,431,314

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Page SUM 4,409,192

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dreams for Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Health Trust CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Capistrano Valley High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Project H Design CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Holy Innocents Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 461,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 461,700

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13110 records found.