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)
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 77,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 670
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Ag Yoneticileri Dernegi N/A Turkey Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Metro Mothers Network N/A Canada Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 32,000
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University N/A Hong Kong Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
De Pamiri Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 29,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Floga Parents Association of Children with Cancer N/A Greece Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Stars of Tomorrow Youth Development N/A South Africa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Page SUM 991,860

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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
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 1,070,488

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Merced CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Epiphany Lutheran Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 13,968,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
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
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 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 Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,403,098

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