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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Tax-Aid San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 527,672

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
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
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,188,133

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City Garden Montessori School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,794,300

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
EinDollarBrille e.V. Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
National Autonomous University of Honduras Honduras Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Run Hong Kong Ltd Hong Kong International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association of IT Leaders in Education Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
India Vision Foundation India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Indian Institute of Science India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Youth for Seva India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 761,728

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