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, and corporate 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)
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Help Lesotho N/A Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 46,607
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 720
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,550
Compassion in World Farming (International) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,643
Paediatric Radiation Oncology Society N/A France Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Association NQT N/A France Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Consultoria Tecnica Comunitaria A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 57,100
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 73,750
Leratong Joy for One N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 346,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Page SUM 3,383,788

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,076,088

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
West Contra Costa Public Education Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Wine Country Marines CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Rising World Incorporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Community Radio CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 389,334

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education 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 San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
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 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 164,050

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