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)
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ermetal Teknolojik Egitimler Vakfi N/A Turkey Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,450
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines N/A Iceland Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens N/A Greece Education Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Tata Education And Development Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 52,718
Kyrgyz-Ate N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
Makerere University N/A Uganda Education Corporate Advised 2019 11,500
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Foodbank Victoria N/A Australia Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,158
Port Royal Primary and Infant School N/A Jamaica Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Erromango Cultural Association N/A Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 771,823

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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 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 4,401,098

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Maria Urban Ministry CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bodhi Tree Concerts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Cake4kids CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
California Voter Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Page SUM 611,275

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Page SUM 3,186,844

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