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)
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
ICT Academy N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Universitat Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -88
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Jimma University N/A Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
International Refugee Trust N/A England International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
National Cheng Kung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,097,976

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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
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
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
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development 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
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc 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
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 633,925

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Recovery Management Services Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
California Charter Schools Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Wings Learning Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 455,533

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,358,200

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