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)
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 64,500
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Mar Timotheus Charitable Society N/A India Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 89
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
The Prince's Trust N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 62,500
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad N/A Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Stichting Delitelabs N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
University College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,840,000
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 55,217
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Page SUM 6,259,946

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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
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
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Page SUM 254,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Look What She Did CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mathematical Sciences Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Internews Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
My Sisters House CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Orange County Coastkeeper CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nova Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 257,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 879,598

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13280 records found.