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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
University of New South Wales N/A Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 83,400
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
University Health Network N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Lebanese University N/A Lebanon Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute N/A Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Organization for Natural Medicine and Nutrition at Lower Omo N/A Ethiopia Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 283
Foundation the Research Institute of Industrial Economics N/A Sweden International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Nordic Association for Clinical Physics N/A Finland Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 95,005
Access to Business N/A England Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of Nicosia N/A Cyprus Education Donor Advised 2019 444,000
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,837,479

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Page SUM 254,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dance Downtown La Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Equity Alliance of San Diego County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Food Chain Workers Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Giant Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Henry Ford Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 922,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier Mission Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Page SUM 94,400

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