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)
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
TIDE Institute N/A Rep Of Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Goldsmiths, University of London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 47,660
ASS DES CHEFS DE DEPARTEMENTS R&T N/A France Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fundacja Dajmy Szanse N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,550
Waterford Institute of Technology N/A Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Stars of Tomorrow Youth Development N/A South Africa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kyrgyz National Agrarian University Named after K. I. Skryab N/A Kyrgyzstan Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peace Building Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Public Organization of "Rushnoi" N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
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
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 977,623

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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
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
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 652,850

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Gatos Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mission Economic Development Agency CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Oakland School for the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Performing Arts Workshop Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Sabores Well CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 817,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 65,800

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