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)
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 -140,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bulgaria N/A Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
The Mary Hare Foundation N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Corporate Advised 2019 175,095
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 236
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 98,000
University of Port Harcourt N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiteit Munchen N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2019 199,100
Bowerasa A.C N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Centre for Agriculture Research and Entrepreneurship N/A Mauritius Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Access to Business N/A England Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Language Education and Research Services, Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 18,750
War Child UK N/A England International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 52,500
Page SUM 973,197

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,202,979

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Everyday People for Change Inc AL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Board of the University of Alabama AL Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Soil Health Academy AL Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Feeding the Gulf Coast AL Food Security Donor Advised 2019 9,750
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound Casa of Ma AL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 123,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Youth Passageways United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Zearn Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,163,025

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