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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Nordic Association for Clinical Physics N/A Finland Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 95,005
University of Nicosia N/A Cyprus Education Donor Advised 2019 444,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
University Health Network N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Core Council of the Philippines N/A Philippines Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
Lebanese University N/A Lebanon Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,000
Organization for Natural Medicine and Nutrition at Lower Omo N/A Ethiopia Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 283
Foundation the Research Institute of Industrial Economics N/A Sweden International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,425
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Canada International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Erdemnet Training Center N/A Mongolia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,150
Society for All Round Development N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 55,662
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 3,636,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 772,883

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame Preparatory Roman Catholic High School AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 39,500
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Arizona State University AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 4,393
Tucson Museum of Art AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Colibri Center for Human Rights AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 350
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Page SUM 1,975,493

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 909,098

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