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)
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A India Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Universita Di Roma Tor Vergata N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A Puerto Rico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Slaughter Association N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Centro Comunitario Santa Fe, A.C. N/A Mexico Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Diakonie de La Tour N/A Austria Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association N/A Ireland Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Irish Online Giving Foundation N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Public Association Promotion and Development Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
RBK For Training N/A Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 89,000
RIKEN N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 99,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,178
GWIN Korea N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 13,950
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazi N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2019 95,000
Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. N/A Israel Sciences Donor Advised 2019 384,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,501,830

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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
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
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Page SUM 1,050,438

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Internet Security Research Group CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Junior State of America Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 66,500
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
League of California Community Foundations CA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ministry of Kordada Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
OpenAI Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 5,518,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 1,000
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 10,000
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 1,000
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
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 238,900

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