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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
I-Com-Unity O.S. N/A Czech Republic Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marria N/A England International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute N/A Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Korean Society of Retired Fire Officers N/A South Korea Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 525
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 -140,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bulgaria N/A Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
The Mary Hare Foundation N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Corporate Advised 2019 175,095
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 236
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 98,000
University of Port Harcourt N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,572,000

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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
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
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)
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Senior Coastsiders Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Branham High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 216,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier Mission Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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 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
Page SUM 111,900

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