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)
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Strategies for Northern Development N/A Kenya Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 76,413
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
University of Deusto N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 21,000
University of Western Ontario N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Joblinge N/A Germany Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
APEX N/A Bangladesh Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women N/A England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
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 Environment Donor Advised 2019 -12,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Science Accessibility Net N/A Japan Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 14,200
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,000
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 149,850
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 1,081,653

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
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
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 837,513

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Tompkins Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Keep Oakland Beautiful CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Youth Focus Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 137,363
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Leigh High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Arden Wood Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 439,613

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,793,600

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13280 records found.