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)
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Petit Miracles Interiors N/A England Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Escuela Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A Puerto Rico Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 120,500
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ninos y Adolescentes en Armonna A.C. N/A Mexico Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
PROVIDA Foundation N/A Slovakia Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor N/A Malaysia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V N/A Germany Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,700
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,930
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,675
Mathru Educational Trust for the Blind N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
Page SUM 3,014,005

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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
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
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
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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
Page SUM 248,650

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Median Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Alexandria House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Page SUM 561,950

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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 Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
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 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 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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 2,500
Page SUM 701,400

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