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)
Natural Justice N/A South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,152
New Guinea Binatang Research Center N/A Papua New Guinea Environment Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 89
Eurecom N/A France Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 52,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Habitat Association N/A Turkey Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 34,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Sal's Shoes N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 -444,589
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,907
TVTC (Technical & Vocational Training Corporation) N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 -25,000
Universitr de Liege N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2019 118,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo N/A Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Taiheiyo Nogyo Araiansu N/A Japan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Cultural Center of Tajik music 'Hunar' N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Page SUM 326,559

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Page SUM 252,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Cignition, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 300
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
United in Harmony CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Village UCC CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Life Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 822,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 235,100

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