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)
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,930
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,675
Mathru Educational Trust for the Blind N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bulgaria N/A Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
The Mary Hare Foundation N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Corporate Advised 2019 175,095
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 236
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 98,000
University of Port Harcourt N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiteit Munchen N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2019 199,100
Bowerasa A.C N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Centre for Agriculture Research and Entrepreneurship N/A Mauritius Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Korean Society of Retired Fire Officers N/A South Korea Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 525
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Page SUM 1,424,405

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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 1,076,088

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 74,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Stagebridge CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Clinica Verde CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Community Partners CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Connect Community Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Taking Control of Your Diabetes CA Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 660
Page SUM 2,963,310

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other 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 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 San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 697,600

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