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)
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 -601
Gutenberg 3.0 Foundation N/A Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazi N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2019 95,000
Technical University of Darmstadt N/A Germany Education Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Asociacion Inlea N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Center of Museum Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,250
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 71,300
Fundacion HTN, A.C. N/A Mexico International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Wolverhampton N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Humane Society International India N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Andrew Charity Association N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
South Omo Peoples' Development Association N/A Ethiopia Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 41,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Diakonie de La Tour N/A Austria Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,775
Page SUM 1,768,848

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
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
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Page SUM 1,050,438

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brentwood Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Students Matter CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment Inc CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Challenged Athletes Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Film Collaborative Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,100
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 467,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 135,300

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