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)
Deutsches Institut fur Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Ara Institute of Canterbury N/A New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 37,000
Roza Otunbayeva Initiative International Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
SCI Foundation N/A England Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Sinergia Animal (Austria) N/A Austria Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
ChildFund Korea N/A South Korea Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 46,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 680
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 6,484
INRIA N/A France Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mi Gran Esperanza A.C. N/A Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Niso Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 3,137,364

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 2,152,979

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound Casa of Ma AL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Soil Health Academy AL Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Feeding the Gulf Coast AL Food Security Donor Advised 2019 9,750
Board of the University of Alabama AL Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Alabama Huntsville Foundation AL Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 99,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Youthcare United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Youth Drama for All United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth Focus Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth for Mountainous Development Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Force NOLA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Page SUM 214,450

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