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)
University of Nicosia N/A Cyprus Education Donor Advised 2019 444,000
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 59,200
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
University Health Network N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Diakonie de La Tour N/A Austria Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Centro de Desarrollo Alternativo Indigena, A.C. N/A Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,700
Organization for Natural Medicine and Nutrition at Lower Omo N/A Ethiopia Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 213
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Construir Futuro N/A Peru Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,700
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 790
Fundacja WrOpenUp N/A Poland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,425
Community Language Education and Research Services, Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 18,750
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Page SUM 2,222,545

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Peoples Conservatory Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 670,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals CA Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Cool Effect Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Vote.org CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fair Oaks Beautification Association Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Other Donor Advised 2019 500
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Desert Aids Project CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercy High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 2,524,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodson Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,224,160

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