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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 21,250
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 60,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,267
Ganji Tabiat N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 26,250
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 64,100
Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH N/A Germany Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Freiburger Munsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 223
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,394
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Korea University Foundation N/A South Korea Education Donor Advised 2019 675,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Core Council of the Philippines N/A Philippines Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,550
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Mwatana for Human Rights N/A Yemen International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,863,224

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
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
Page SUM 252,450

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
Anti-Recidivism Coalition CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Spread the Vote CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SV Home Action Fund CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eisenhower Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,531,340

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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
Page SUM 153,300

Pages

13280 records found.