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, and corporate 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)
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrollo A. C. N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,200
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
The Prince's Trust N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 62,500
Griffith University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 6,348
Stichting Delitelabs N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,840,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Association Consortium pour les Aires et Territ N/A Switzerland Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 790
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Page SUM 3,768,454

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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)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Makoto Taiko CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Capital & Main CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mosaic Project CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Cinnamongirl Inc. CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Collective Heritage Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Oakland Community Land Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Openhouse CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 35,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 28,263,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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 Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 699,100

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