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)
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Public Ecological Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Escuela Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A Puerto Rico Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,750
Fondation de Luxembourg N/A Luxembourg Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 22,701
United Way of Bengaluru N/A India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of Saskatchewan N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,906
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 19,000
Monash University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 68
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Canada International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Stichting North Star Alliance N/A Netherlands Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Freiburger Munsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,394
Page SUM 2,069,819

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 16,900
Page SUM 649,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Watts Labor Community Action Committee CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
National Equity Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,198,475

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
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 200
Page SUM 567,100

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