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)
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GWIN Korea N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 99,000
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University N/A Hong Kong Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Public Ecological Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Ruhr-Universiteit Bochum N/A Germany Education Corporate Advised 2019 101,370
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Civic Foundation for Innovation N/A Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Community Language Education and Research Services, Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 18,750
SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth N/A Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 26,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,750
FoodShare Toronto N/A Canada Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 3,625
Page SUM 1,914,495

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
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 1,082,038

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One World Children's Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Albans Country Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,575
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
For the Wild Collective CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Holy Names University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Community Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 217,360
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 750,430

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
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
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 311,900

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