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)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 -38,230
School for Social Entrepreneurs N/A England Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Sol y Tech Soluciones y Tecnologia N/A Ecuador Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Thrive Refugee Enterprise N/A Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 475
Capacity N/A Switzerland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fundacion Paraguaya de Cooperacion y Desarrollo N/A Paraguay Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Water User's Association Ob Umed N/A Tajikistan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 29,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,910
HTL Wien 3 Rennweg N/A Austria Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
University of New South Wales N/A Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 83,400
Fundacion Proydesa N/A Argentina Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
NPO Mama-Work Laboratory N/A Japan Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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
Page SUM 477,555

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,070,488

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Central Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Compassion Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 284,446
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Environmental Health Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 2,856,973

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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 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
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
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 135,300

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