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)
Ara Institute of Canterbury N/A New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
University Health Network N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Lebanese University N/A Lebanon Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Organization for Natural Medicine and Nutrition at Lower Omo N/A Ethiopia Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 283
Foundation the Research Institute of Industrial Economics N/A Sweden International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Nordic Association for Clinical Physics N/A Finland Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Erdemnet Training Center N/A Mongolia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,425
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,150
Society for All Round Development N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 55,662
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Page SUM 3,047,315

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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 200
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Page SUM 638,150

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Safe Passages CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animals in Need Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Asian Pacific Islander Amer Public Affairs-Comm Education Fo CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 -6,352
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Challenge Success CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 666,598

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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 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 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 680,227

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