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)
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 79,030
École Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
British Red Cross Society N/A England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Founders For Good Limited N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Universitat Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Honduras Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Surabi Trust N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children UK N/A England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust N/A India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,741,134

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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 2018 10,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,562,475

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 32,617,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,610,950

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