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)
UK Youth N/A England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Mathru Educational Trust for the Blind N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A India Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2019 368,188
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
I-Com-Unity O.S. N/A Czech Republic Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marria N/A England International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V N/A Germany Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,930
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,675
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 -140,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,089,493

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 633,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Counsel Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 874,575

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 384,550

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