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)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,675
UK Youth N/A England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Petit Miracles Interiors N/A England Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Escuela Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A Puerto Rico Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 120,500
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marria N/A England International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V N/A Germany Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,700
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,930
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,675
Page SUM 7,415,480

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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
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
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
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 248,650

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 660
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Food Runners CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the River Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GreatNonprofits CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Midland School Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 657,560

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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 Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 664,100

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