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)
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Initiative Selbstandiger Immigrantinnen e.V. N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
eForHum N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,600
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Fundacion IMDEA Networks N/A Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
Lékorice N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 600
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asylum Welcome N/A England International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Page SUM 1,389,332

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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 1,043,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Whittier College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SLS CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Music at the Mission CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Church CA Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 405,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Page SUM 1,704,950

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