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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
W Haywood Burns Institute Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
USENIX Association Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Upward Roots Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Page SUM 11,072,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Team Esface Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Durham County NC Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2019 -56,370
Film Independent Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
For Kids Foundation NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,696
Page SUM 2,213,526

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
University of New South Wales Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 83,400
Thrive Refugee Enterprise Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE) NSW Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 8,050
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foodbank Victoria Australia Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Box Hill Institute Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,264,371

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