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)
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang N/A Thailand Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
University of Bern N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
ARVI TRUST N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Fawcett Society N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
Swabodhini Charitable Trust N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Telecommunications Institute N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Cheng Kung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Princess Sumaya University for Technology N/A Jordan Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
Amnesty International France N/A France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,672,669

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,674,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Brain Tumor Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saint Monica Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 385,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services 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
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,147,500

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