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)
Run Hong Kong Ltd N/A Hong Kong International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Co-Creation Hub Limited N/A Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
Imkaan N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Association of IT Leaders in Education N/A Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
EUN Partnership AISBL N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
New Taipei Municipal Wulai Elementary and Junior High School N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Page SUM 643,537

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 713,566

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Womens Council on African American Affairs AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc AR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Arkansas Athletes Outreach AR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer Project International AR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
Alliance Defending Freedom AZ Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,850,446

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 38,100

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