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)
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc. N/A Philippines Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,313
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 9,097
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
National Association of Dehkan Farmers N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 24,900
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 600
Halogen Foundation Singapore N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Limited N/A Ireland Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Fair Employment Foundation Limited N/A Hong Kong Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,245
Page SUM 1,297,397

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 2,117,379

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Alabama Huntsville Foundation AL Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Everyday People for Change Inc AL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of the University of Alabama AL Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Soil Health Academy AL Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,370,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Drama for All United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,154,775

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