Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -88
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
EndoFrance N/A France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
Initiative Selbstandiger Immigrantinnen e.V. N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. N/A Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,487,489

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13110 records found.
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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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Be The Match Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 358,845

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -88
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
EndoFrance France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
Initiative Selbstandiger Immigrantinnen e.V. Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,487,489

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13110 records found.