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)
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,832
United Way of Bengaluru N/A India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 26,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -19,975
Jubilant Bhartia Foundation N/A India Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 77,320
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts N/A England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
Marsabit Indigenous Organisations Network N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 22,202
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 1,060
Australian National University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Capacity N/A Switzerland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Stichting Global Forest Coalition N/A Netherlands Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 99,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Learning for a Sustainable Future N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,300
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
University of Ulster N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Public Ecological Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 1,470,987

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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
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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)
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Orange County Coastkeeper CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
API Cultural Center, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Potter Valley Community Unified School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,738,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz Little League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,333,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Yale 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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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 300
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
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
Page SUM 262,050

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