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)
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,795,803
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Parkdale Centre for Innovation N/A Canada Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A N/A Mexico Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Access to Business N/A England Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Fumbally Exchange N/A Ireland Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
University of Deusto N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 21,000
University of Western Ontario N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Joblinge N/A Germany Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Science Accessibility Net N/A Japan Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 14,200
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,000
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 46,607
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600
Page SUM 5,438,510

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,061,625

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Game Changers Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Wings Homeless Advocacy CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 408,000
IsraAID US Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Kovno Communications Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 58,860
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 16,989
Mercy Beyond Borders CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Page SUM 736,599

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
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 20,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 83,750

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