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)
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 98,000
Universiteit Utrecht N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk N/A Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad N/A Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,475
Diakonie de La Tour N/A Austria Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH N/A Germany Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Tabletochki N/A Ukraine Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Altapass Foundation Inc. N/A Tunisia Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Possible Dreams International N/A Australia International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Technical University Dnipro Polytechnic N/A Ukraine Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 3,838,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Page SUM 765,718

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Shearim Torah High School AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Mercy Corps AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Central Arts Alliance AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CDT Kids AZ Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Colibri Center for Human Rights AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 510,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 400
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
Page SUM 349,900

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