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)
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
Makerere University N/A Uganda Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 53,850
Lékorice N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 415
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 596
Page SUM 332,628

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
iMentor Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Lung Association in California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,979,449

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mayan Families CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Visual Communications Media CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Italian Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 530,689

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lynbrook High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Weed Friends of the Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Science Buddies United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Small Things United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Page SUM 431,500

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