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)
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens N/A Greece Education Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Cat Action Team N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Tata Education And Development Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 52,718
JINC N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 282
SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth N/A Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 260
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Erromango Cultural Association N/A Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
National Nature Trust N/A South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 3,104,785

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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)
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Fair Oaks Beautification Association Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Other Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,708
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Institute for the Future CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 325,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice Action Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,620,408

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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 200
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 1,000
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
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 700,900

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