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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Waterford Institute of Technology N/A Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 55,217
University of Cape Town N/A South Africa Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Youth for Mountainous Development N/A Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Nadacna fond Centra podpurne pace Thomayerovy nemocnice Leci N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Public Organization "LATIF" N/A Tajikistan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 19,400
Australian Business and Community Network Limited N/A Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 830
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 114,748
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,400
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
De Pamiri Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 29,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 1,524,095

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,134,752

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 135,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
St. Gabriel School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 500
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Childrens Health Council Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 588,782

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodson Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,221,160

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