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)
Association for Persons with Special Needs N/A Singapore Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Riders for Health(Kenya) N/A Kenya Health Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Rotha (The Wheel) N/A Ireland Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 223
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
Escuela Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A Puerto Rico Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,750
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 175,000
Fondation de Luxembourg N/A Luxembourg Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
PROVIDA Foundation N/A Slovakia Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor N/A Malaysia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Atlas Relief and Development International - ARDI e.V. N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,600
Cat Action Team N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Taalim Forum Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,675
UK Youth N/A England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Petit Miracles Interiors N/A England Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 5,973,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
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
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
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
Page SUM 1,072,288

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Bronco Bench Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Institute for Medical Research CA Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Spread the Vote CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Jude School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alpine County Sheriff's Department CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
SV Home Action Fund CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 464,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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 Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
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
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Page SUM 923,098

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