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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
TIDE Institute N/A Rep Of Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Goldsmiths, University of London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 47,660
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer N/A Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation N/A Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 105,000
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University N/A Hong Kong Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
FaithActs N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fundacja WrOpenUp N/A Poland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Stars of Tomorrow Youth Development N/A South Africa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kyrgyz National Agrarian University Named after K. I. Skryab N/A Kyrgyzstan Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 978,373

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 652,850

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Maria Urban Ministry CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bodhi Tree Concerts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Cake4kids CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
California Voter Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 110,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Crosspulse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 360,000
Page SUM 948,175

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wonderfest United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 546,300

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