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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Australian National University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 68
Diakonie de La Tour N/A Austria Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
Help Lesotho N/A Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo N/A Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 581
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 223
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Construir Futuro N/A Peru Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,700
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 46,607
Mar Timotheus Charitable Society N/A India Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Associacio Espiral Educacio i Tecnologia N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 21,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE) NSW N/A Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Universite della Svizzera italiana N/A Switzerland Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,474,679

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,070,488

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Life Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -7,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
VotingWorks CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,850,000
Cignition, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Bronco Bench Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
California Institute for Medical Research CA Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 3,767,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
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 Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 948,748

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13280 records found.