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, 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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
eForHum N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,600
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
Swabodhini Charitable Trust N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 53,850
EndoFrance N/A France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Economy Organisers Network N/A England Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
National Telecommunications Institute N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users’ Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Lumen Vitae A.C. N/A Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
EinDollarBrille e.V. N/A Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
C.A.S.A COMUNIDADE DE AMPARO SOCIAL E ASILAR N/A Brazil Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
ADIE Fund N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
Page SUM 681,794

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tucson Wildlife Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Literate Nation Us CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Dignity Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 808,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 325,922

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