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)
Ruhr-Universiteit Bochum N/A Germany Education Corporate Advised 2019 101,370
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc. N/A Philippines Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Hatch Enterprise N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
STREAT Ltd. N/A Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 20,585
Reprezent ltd N/A England Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Turkish National Federation of the Deaf N/A Turkey Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Universidad de Chile N/A Chile Education Corporate Advised 2019 93,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
heimatBEWEGEN e.V. N/A Germany Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Corporacion Edutec N/A Ecuador Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,600
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,500
Page SUM 2,280,479

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Page SUM 80,588

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Billy DeFrank Lesbian & Gay Community Center CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
California Pit Bull Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 649,265

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
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 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 200
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 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 948,748

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