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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
National Telecommunications Institute N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Circle Economy N/A Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
University College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 126,097
Lékorice N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Surabi Trust N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
EndoFrance N/A France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) N/A Senegal International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica N/A Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
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 4,000
Page SUM 1,571,876

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,201,633

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KAM Family Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Generations United Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Educacy CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Page SUM 822,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,751,630

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13110 records found.