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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 79,030
École Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
Rural Development Fund Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Halmstad University has N/A Sweden Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Circle Economy N/A Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Universitat Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Page SUM 3,747,251

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,887,255

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Vincere Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tucson Wildlife Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 2,562,072

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 712,104

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13110 records found.