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)
Universitas Widyatama N/A Indonesia Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
Oxfam India N/A India International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Makerere University N/A Uganda Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of Nottingham N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
University of British Columbia N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
Page SUM 647,402

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,443,550

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 242,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empirical Resolution Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crisis Action, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,681,270

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13110 records found.