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)
Centro de Desarrollo Alternativo Indigena, A.C. N/A Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,700
Altapass Foundation Inc. N/A Tunisia Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Taiwan Fund for Children and Families N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
Possible Dreams International N/A Australia International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CyberEquality Inc N/A Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Vine Trust Walsall N/A United Kingdom Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,163
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 2,300
PEPITA SOC. COOP. SOCIALE ONLUS N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,400
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,655
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,097
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 271
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Seongnam City Social Welfare Council N/A South Korea Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
Page SUM 2,121,688

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 763,850

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Grand Canyon Association AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Grand Canyon Trust Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Food for the Hungry, Inc. AZ International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Arizona State University AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 4,393
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 350
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 123,993

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
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
Page SUM 240,350

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