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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,425
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,150
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 790
Society for All Round Development N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 55,662
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,288,038
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,100
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -19,975
University of Cape Town N/A South Africa Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Youth for Mountainous Development N/A Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Nadacna fond Centra podpurne pace Thomayerovy nemocnice Leci N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Public Organization "LATIF" N/A Tajikistan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 19,400
Access to Business N/A England Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 3,237,070

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 254,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mark Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 120,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Greenfield Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Page SUM 4,044,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 340,400

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