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, and corporate 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)
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Accademia del Levante N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) N/A Senegal International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Pieta House N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Social Fabric Association N/A Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 4,417,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 391,708

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Martin Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Aids Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Sing for America Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Answers Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Saratoga High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
San Jose Astronomical Association CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 106,425

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
New York Road Runners Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crisis Action, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 4,144,486

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13110 records found.