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)
SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth N/A Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 260
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Erromango Cultural Association N/A Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
National Nature Trust N/A South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute N/A Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Association de Mediatrices Interculturelles AMIC N/A Switzerland International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,050
Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH N/A Germany Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
itwillbe N/A Spain Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation N/A South Korea Health Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 74,953
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Core Council of the Philippines N/A Philippines Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 3,596,629

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 652,850

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
EducationSuperHighway CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
University of Southern California CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Heart Consciousness Church Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Page SUM 5,488,300

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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 Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
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
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
World Vision United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 308,550

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