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)
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ICT Academy N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Technical University of Kosice N/A Slovakia Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 19,900
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
ChildFund Korea N/A South Korea Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Amadiora A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,795,363

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 775,001

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EARN Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 917,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 410,245

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