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)
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Research Council of Italy N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Graines de Paix N/A Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Bulgarian Association of Networking Academies N/A Bulgaria Education Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -88
Universitas Widyatama N/A Indonesia Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 600
Uniunea Profesorilor de Informatica din Romania N/A Romania Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Bern N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,532,287

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Page SUM 2,083,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Tucson Wildlife Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Page SUM 806,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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
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
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 869,354

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