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)
Peace Building Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Australian National University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,082
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Foodbank Victoria N/A Australia Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,158
Port Royal Primary and Infant School N/A Jamaica Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ermetal Teknolojik Egitimler Vakfi N/A Turkey Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,450
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines N/A Iceland Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens N/A Greece Education Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Cat Action Team N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Tata Education And Development Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 52,718
Kyrgyz-Ate N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
Makerere University N/A Uganda Education Corporate Advised 2019 11,500
Page SUM 952,016

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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 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 Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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 304,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
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
Page SUM 4,401,098

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Equity Alliance of San Diego County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Food Chain Workers Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Giant Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Henry Ford Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Myeloma Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Page SUM 954,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
World Vision United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 910,700

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13280 records found.