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)
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
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2019 368,188
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
I-Com-Unity O.S. N/A Czech Republic Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marria N/A England International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 271
Korean Society of Retired Fire Officers N/A South Korea Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Batu Grace Children's Home N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,950
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 525
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 -140,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
Page SUM 2,230,978

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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
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
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
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 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
Page SUM 248,650

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,900
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canvas Church of San Francisco Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Curry Senior Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,658
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation CA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 456,708

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 94,100

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