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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 32,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Genetic Resources Action International N/A Spain Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wolfson College N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
King's College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,290
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 77,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AIESEC Italia N/A Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Port Royal Primary and Infant School N/A Jamaica Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ermetal Teknolojik Egitimler Vakfi N/A Turkey Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,450
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines N/A Iceland Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens N/A Greece Education Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 70,000
A Toda Voz, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 1,436,217

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 895,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 284,446
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Environmental Health Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 472,046

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
World Neighbors Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodson Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,098,644

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13280 records found.