Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,195,524

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,136,725

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. IL Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Be The Match Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,558,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
EndoFrance France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
The Nubian Vault Association France Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Initiative Selbstandiger Immigrantinnen e.V. Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Page SUM 3,675,796

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13110 records found.