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)
Halogen Foundation Singapore N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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
New Taipei Municipal Wulai Elementary and Junior High School N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Center for Indigenous Questions N/A Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 185,039
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,350
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Central Library N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,313
Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc. N/A Philippines Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,875
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 9,097
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Association of Dehkan Farmers N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 1,001,261

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,061,725

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,125
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
George Mark Childrens Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Womens Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Global Distribution Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 213,125

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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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