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)
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,486
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 -9,097
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Consorzio ELIS - ASC N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE) NSW N/A Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
El Colegio de Sonora N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
AIESEC Italia N/A Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Australian National University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,082
Universite della Svizzera italiana N/A Switzerland Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 774
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 8,400
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,803,853

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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
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
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
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 279,300

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,950
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Internet Security Research Group CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Junior State of America Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 66,500
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
League of California Community Foundations CA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ministry of Kordada Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 570,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 906,598

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