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)
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 89
Universitr de Liege N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2019 118,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,288,038
Taiheiyo Nogyo Araiansu N/A Japan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
The Prince's Trust N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Natural Justice N/A South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,152
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A India Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Cheng Kung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,163
Stichting Global Forest Coalition N/A Netherlands Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Marsabit Indigenous Organisations Network N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 22,202
Australian National University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
PEPITA SOC. COOP. SOCIALE ONLUS N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,400
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,655
SCI Foundation N/A England Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Page SUM 5,656,420

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 789,383

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Northern Arizona University AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 40,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Mercy Corps AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame Preparatory Roman Catholic High School AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Food for the Hungry, Inc. AZ International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
Arizona Technology Council Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 39,500
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Tucson Museum of Art AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Page SUM 1,688,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 150,550

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