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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
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
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Alone N/A Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute N/A Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,008
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Amadiora A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
End Violence Against Women Coalition N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
British Red Cross Society N/A England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Sivasri Charitable Trust N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 810,260

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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
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
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,441,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Niles Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Nordstrom Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
California Reentry Institute CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Contra Costa Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 491,910

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,980,730

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