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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
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
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 24,900
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,303,109
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 600
Halogen Foundation Singapore N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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
Page SUM 2,171,163

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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)
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Third Street Community Center CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ever Forward-Siempre Adelante CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hidden Genius Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Inner City Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 374,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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
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 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 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
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 698,400

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