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)
SCI Foundation N/A England Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Sinergia Animal (Austria) N/A Austria Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 46,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 680
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 6,484
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,303,109
Niso Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Halogen Foundation Singapore N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Fair Employment Foundation Limited N/A Hong Kong Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Parkdale Centre for Innovation N/A Canada Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Loughborough University N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
University of Deusto N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 21,000
University of Western Ontario N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Development Consortium N/A India International Development Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Page SUM 4,618,173

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 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)
Michael Harris Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Veggielution CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Wagner Society of Northern California CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 373,727

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
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 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 948,748

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