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)
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Solace Women's Aid N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
eForHum N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hatch Enterprise N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
Heriot-Watt University N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 88,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited N/A Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Politecnico di Torino N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
C.A.S.A COMUNIDADE DE AMPARO SOCIAL E ASILAR N/A Brazil Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
Page SUM 816,338

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Page SUM 4,409,192

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spruce Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charge Across Town Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Page SUM 3,128,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Page SUM 237,800

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