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)
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 105,000
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University N/A Hong Kong Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
FaithActs N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fundacja WrOpenUp N/A Poland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Stars of Tomorrow Youth Development N/A South Africa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kyrgyz National Agrarian University Named after K. I. Skryab N/A Kyrgyzstan Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Foodbank Victoria N/A Australia Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,158
Port Royal Primary and Infant School N/A Jamaica Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ermetal Teknolojik Egitimler Vakfi N/A Turkey Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,450
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 735,321

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Page SUM 1,237,979

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of the University of Alabama AL Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Alabama Huntsville Foundation AL Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Everyday People for Change Inc AL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Soil Health Academy AL Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Feeding the Gulf Coast AL Food Security Donor Advised 2019 9,750
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound Casa of Ma AL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 2,378,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Youthcare United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth Focus Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth for Mountainous Development Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Force NOLA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 199,150

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