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)
Social Good Brasil N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
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
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
heimatBEWEGEN e.V. N/A Germany Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Corporacion Edutec N/A Ecuador Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,600
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,500
National Cheng Kung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2019 560,145
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Rakema A.C. N/A Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Association for Persons with Special Needs N/A Singapore Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tech Lounge Association N/A Romania Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 27,500
ProSociedad, Hacer Bien el Bien, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 1,899,245

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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
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
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
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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 1,000
Page SUM 1,249,025

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Compassion Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 284,446
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Environmental Health Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 2,787,773

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
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 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 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 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Page SUM 340,400

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