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)
Social Good Brasil N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang N/A Thailand Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
University of Bern N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation N/A Belgium Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 9,450
Amnesty International France N/A France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 88,750
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
New Taipei Municipal Wulai Elementary and Junior High School N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Graines de Paix N/A Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Sonairte the National Ecology Centre of Ireland N/A Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Princess Sumaya University for Technology N/A Jordan Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Politecnico di Torino N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 974,298

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate 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
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
The Carey School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Office of Education CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 1,121,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 397,950

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