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)
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Reprezent ltd N/A England Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Turkish National Federation of the Deaf N/A Turkey Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Universidad de Chile N/A Chile Education Corporate Advised 2019 93,000
Halogen Foundation Singapore N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
SMART Liberia N/A Liberia Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V N/A Germany Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,750
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Run Hong Kong Ltd N/A Hong Kong International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
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
Cultural Center Asha N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 581
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Page SUM 3,809,881

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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
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
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Page SUM 80,713

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Kovno Communications Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 544,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Page SUM 923,098

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