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)
University of Cape Town N/A South Africa Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ganji Tabiat N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 26,250
Youth for Mountainous Development N/A Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrollo A. C. N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,200
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
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Wolfson College N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Freiburger Munsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,394
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Korea University Foundation N/A South Korea Education Donor Advised 2019 675,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 790
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 46,607
Core Council of the Philippines N/A Philippines Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University N/A Hong Kong Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,859,741

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 789,383

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 350
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Arizona Technology Council Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Estrella Vista Elementary School AZ Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Chaplaincy for the Homeless Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,187,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 349,900

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