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)
Federation of Ataxias of Spain (FEDAES) N/A Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Trades Union Congress - U Care Fund N/A Singapore Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Higher College of Technology N/A Oman Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
India Vision Foundation N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Initiative Selbstandiger Immigrantinnen e.V. N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Techionista B.V. N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,465
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Fundacion TREE N/A Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hanoi University of Science and Technology N/A Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tender Education and Arts N/A England Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 606,301

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 6,983,600

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Reinvestment Coalition CA Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 704,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,960,730

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