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)
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 282
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
GWIN Korea N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
People's Artist M. Nazaraliev Cultural and Educational Publi N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,288,038
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,919
Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrollo A. C. N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,200
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 61,339
Help Lesotho N/A Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,550
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 790
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,643
Paediatric Radiation Oncology Society N/A France Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 73,750
Page SUM 3,347,011

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,082,288

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 35,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Rules Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Searles Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 26,897,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 135,300

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