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)
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
People's Artist M. Nazaraliev Cultural and Educational Publi N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Centro Comunitario Santa Fe, A.C. N/A Mexico Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Construir Futuro N/A Peru Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,700
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,919
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,750
Forever Costa Rica N/A Costa Rica Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 61,339
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Help Lesotho N/A Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 720
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,550
Page SUM 1,186,046

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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. 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 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
Page SUM 252,200

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creative Visions Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Tax-Aid CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
UnCommon Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Unravel CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 896,920

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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
Page SUM 921,600

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