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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Altapass Foundation Inc. N/A Tunisia Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 -140,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bulgaria N/A Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
The Mary Hare Foundation N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Corporate Advised 2019 175,095
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 236
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 98,000
University of Port Harcourt N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiteit Munchen N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2019 199,100
Centre for Agriculture Research and Entrepreneurship N/A Mauritius Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,900
Community Language Education and Research Services, Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 18,750
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
War Child UK N/A England International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 94,700
Page SUM 1,394,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 525
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 129,525

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grand Canyon Association AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Food for the Hungry, Inc. AZ International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Grand Canyon Trust Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Estrella Vista Elementary School AZ Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Swiss-California Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 149,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
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 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
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 5,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 363,050

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