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)
Taiwan Fund for Children and Families N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
Possible Dreams International N/A Australia International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 271
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Vine Trust Walsall N/A United Kingdom Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,163
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 2,300
PEPITA SOC. COOP. SOCIALE ONLUS N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,400
Batu Grace Children's Home N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,950
Centro de Desarrollo Alternativo Indigena, A.C. N/A Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,700
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,655
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 6,348
APEX N/A Bangladesh Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Stichting Delitelabs N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,840,000
Page SUM 4,935,302

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Peoples Conservatory Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 680,445

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ministry of Kordada Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
OpenAI Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 16,666
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Rubicon Trail Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Lyme Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 6,337,856

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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 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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 Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,864,100

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