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)
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
STREAT Ltd. N/A Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,438
Halogen Foundation Singapore N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Prosociedad, Hacer bien el bien, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Belgian IT Academy Support Center N/A Belgium Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Save our Sons and Daughters N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2019 8,500
Social Fabric Association N/A Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Universidad Catolica San Pablo N/A Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 11,600
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Loughborough University N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Corporacion Edutec N/A Ecuador Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,600
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,500
National Cheng Kung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2019 560,145
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Obi Zulol Public Organization of the Union of Public Organiz N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
Page SUM 2,567,507

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Page SUM 80,588

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Loyola Marymount University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Link, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Movement Strategy Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amazon Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rising World Incorporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Community Radio CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800
Santa Clara Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 291,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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 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 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 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
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 Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 665,100

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