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)
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 283
Foundation the Research Institute of Industrial Economics N/A Sweden International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Nordic Association for Clinical Physics N/A Finland Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 95,005
University of Nicosia N/A Cyprus Education Donor Advised 2019 444,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Ara Institute of Canterbury N/A New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
University Health Network N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Lebanese University N/A Lebanon Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 46,607
Animal Equality Germany e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
FIAN International e.V. N/A Germany Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 670
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 213
Page SUM 3,929,103

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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
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
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
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
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Page SUM 638,150

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Dolores Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 156,100

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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 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 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
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 224,200

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