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)
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Limited N/A Ireland Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Fair Employment Foundation Limited N/A Hong Kong Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,245
Loughborough University N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
New Taipei Municipal Wulai Elementary and Junior High School N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Association for Persons with Special Needs N/A Singapore Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Development Consortium N/A India International Development Donor Advised 2019 120,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,500
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ruhr-Universiteit Bochum N/A Germany Education Corporate Advised 2019 101,370
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc. N/A Philippines Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Hatch Enterprise N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,750
Page SUM 907,375

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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
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
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
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 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 254,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
EDGE Youth Leadership CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friendly Center, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Garfield Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
With Grace Foundation Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Good2Know Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Immigration Institute of the Bay Area CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,384,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 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 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
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 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 120,400

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