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)
Science Accessibility Net N/A Japan Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 14,200
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,000
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 149,850
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,279,913
Strategies for Northern Development N/A Kenya Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 76,413
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Halmstad University has N/A Sweden Education Corporate Advised 2019 13,000
Animals Australia Federation N/A Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Limited N/A Ireland Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Fair Employment Foundation Limited N/A Hong Kong Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,245
Loughborough University N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 4,400,055

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
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 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 837,513

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Samburu Project Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
East Bay Agency for Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
USENIX Association CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Game Changers Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wings Homeless Advocacy CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,253,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
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 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 577,050

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