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, 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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Union rempart N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,050
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Sonairte the National Ecology Centre of Ireland N/A Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Rosa N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
ICT Academy N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis N/A Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 9,450
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
C.A.S.A COMUNIDADE DE AMPARO SOCIAL E ASILAR N/A Brazil Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 1,397,459

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 614,566

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Omega of Greater LR, Inc. AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arkansas Athletes Outreach AR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer Project International AR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 727,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kids At Hope United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,678,600

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