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)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University N/A Hong Kong Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
FaithActs N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fundacja WrOpenUp N/A Poland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Stars of Tomorrow Youth Development N/A South Africa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kyrgyz National Agrarian University Named after K. I. Skryab N/A Kyrgyzstan Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peace Building Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Public Organization of "Rushnoi" N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Australian National University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 223
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 32,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Genetic Resources Action International N/A Spain Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wolfson College N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 2,346,913

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,070,488

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Spread the Vote CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Land Trust Network CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 395,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Jude School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SV Home Action Fund CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Channing House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eisenhower Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 618,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
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
Page SUM 186,550

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