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)
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Mauritius N/A Mauritius Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 9,450
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users’ Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Association of IT Leaders in Education N/A Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Weizmann Institute of Science N/A Israel Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 160,029
Demelza House Children’s Hospice N/A England Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
Center for Women's Development and Research N/A India Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Higher College of Technology N/A Oman Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 1,146,652

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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)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Scientist CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 319,440

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 441,200

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