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)
JAM South Africa N/A South Africa Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women's Centre for Change N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Public Health England N/A England Health Donor Advised 2019 257,400
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,906
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
United Way of Bengaluru N/A India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Shaping Lagos Social Club N/A Nigeria Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 156,500
Monash University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Stichting VU N/A Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2019 65,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 126,228
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad N/A Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kloop Media N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 -2,930
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,479,253

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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
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
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 254,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Silicon Andhra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
SEMI Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Central Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Compassion Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 284,446
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 2,882,173

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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
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 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 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 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 879,598

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