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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 256,849

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University at Albany Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,703,066

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PORCH-Durham NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Glenbard West High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 703,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 48,100

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