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)
Kyrgyz-Ate N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
Makerere University N/A Uganda Education Corporate Advised 2019 11,500
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,082
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 260
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A India Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
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
Pacific Network on Globalisation N/A Fiji Community Development Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 46,607
Vidya Poshak N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Civic Foundation for Innovation N/A Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
JINC N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,082,574

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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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 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)
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Enneagram Prison Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Upstart Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Care Solar CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Insight Garden Program CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 850
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 275,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 550,000
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 1,300
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
Page SUM 908,098

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13280 records found.