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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,786
The Nubian Vault Association N/A France Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Universitas Widyatama N/A Indonesia Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
India Vision Foundation N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
Makerere University N/A Uganda Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fundacion IMDEA Networks N/A Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 53,850
Lékorice N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,625,563

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 4,410,617

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Institute of Integral Studies CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Novaworks Foundation CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Mary's Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Boys Chorus CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,080,787

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 455,200

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