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)
Atlas Relief and Development International - ARDI e.V. N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,600
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Tabletochki N/A Ukraine Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Deutsches Institut fur Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 37,000
Science Accessibility Net N/A Japan Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 14,200
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,000
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 149,850
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,279,913
Strategies for Northern Development N/A Kenya Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Page SUM 3,878,023

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,061,625

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Stanbridge Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 250
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ujima Adult and Family Services CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ethiopia Health Aid Inc CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 119,265

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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 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 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
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 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Page SUM 665,100

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13280 records found.