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)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 143,900

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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
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 436,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,602
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
International Refugee Trust England International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asylum Welcome England International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Imkaan England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
East London Business Alliance England Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Fawcett Society England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hatch Enterprise England Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
King's College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
Compassion in World Farming England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Page SUM 3,789,031

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