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)
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Listen Up Foundation N/A Bulgaria Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute N/A Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Princess Sumaya University for Technology N/A Jordan Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -88
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Higher College of Technology N/A Oman Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Initiative Selbstandiger Immigrantinnen e.V. N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Universita Di Roma Tor Vergata N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Imkaan N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Mayama A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Uniunea Profesorilor de Informatica din Romania N/A Romania Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 368,747

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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 10,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 6,973,800

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,211,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,751,630

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