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)
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 7,876
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2021 114,788
International Committee of the Red Cross N/A Switzerland Human Services Corporate Advised 2021 10,000
kapoorlabs N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2021 20,000
Leibniz-Institut fuer Alternsforschung - Fritz-Lipmann-Insti N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2021 60,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2021 2,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2021 32,550
Kiron Open Higher Education gGmbH N/A Germany Education Corporate Advised 2021 100,000
Fundacao Educacional Ciencia e Desenvolvimento N/A Brazil Education Donor Advised 2021 6,900
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2021 500,000
Positive Money Europe N/A Belgium Community Development Donor Advised 2021 73,368
FoodCloud N/A Ireland Food Security Corporate Advised 2021 8,037
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2021 1,272
The Community Foundation for Ireland N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2021 11,550
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2021 318
West Africa Civil Society Institute N/A Ghana Community Development Donor Advised 2021 4,000,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 3,916
Dyrenes Beskyttelse i Danmark N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 283,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2021 250,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2021 50
Page SUM 5,486,124

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 600,000
Youth Uprising Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Youth Uprising Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 500
Youth Outside Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 3,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 3,250
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2021 50,000
Women's Cancer Resource Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2021 50,000
Women's Cancer Resource Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2021 200
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2021 2,250,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 20,000
Wardrobe for Opportunity Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2021 5,000
Wardrobe for Opportunity Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 45,000
Venture Strategies for Health and Development Alameda Health Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 80,000
Page SUM 3,256,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Gwichin Steering Committee AK Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Inian Island Institute Inc AK Education Donor Advised 2021 250
University of Alaska Foundation AK Education Donor Advised 2021 50,000
Outer Coast AK Education Donor Advised 2021 40,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Soil Health Academy AL Environment Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2021 61,329
Sowing Seeds of Hope AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 850
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 500
Feeding the Gulf Coast AL Food Security Donor Advised 2021 9,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Feeding the Gulf Coast AL Food Security Donor Advised 2021 31,250
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2021 32,536
Page SUM 332,115

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ushahidi, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2021 100,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 7,500
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Zindagi Trust Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2021 10,000
Zion Institute United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2021 3,000
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2021 10,000
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2021 3,400
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 2,000
Zumas Rescue Ranch Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2021 2,500
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Zuni Youth Enrichment Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 300,000
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 300
Zakat Foundation of America United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2021 5,000
Zamir Choral Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 1,800
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2021 64,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2021 500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2021 2,500
Zen Heart Sangha Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2021 500
Page SUM 534,000

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