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)
University of Nicosia N/A Cyprus Education Donor Advised 2019 444,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
University Health Network N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Lebanese University N/A Lebanon Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,000
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer N/A Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation N/A Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 670
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 213
Founders For Good Limited N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hawassa University N/A Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Australian National University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Erdemnet Training Center N/A Mongolia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,425
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,150
Page SUM 3,015,383

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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. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project H Design CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Reducetarian Foundation Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,667
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Saratoga High School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,750
Callisto CA Health Donor Advised 2019 825
Sustainable Surf CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 619,742

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 93,300

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