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)
EUN Partnership AISBL N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Co-Creation Hub Limited N/A Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
New Economy Organisers Network N/A England Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
University of Nottingham N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside Educational Trust N/A England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Bern N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Siyafunda Community Technology Center N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Amnesty International France N/A France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 79,030
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Page SUM 1,987,878

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,219,300

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Food Runners CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Niles Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
California Reentry Institute CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Glimpse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 365,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,132,300

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