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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Universiteit Utrecht N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk N/A Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Napawika Tibupo Kawi, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,900
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Taiwan Fund for Children and Families N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,288,038
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 64,500
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,100
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2019 41,500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrollo A. C. N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,200
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
The Prince's Trust N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 62,500
Page SUM 4,202,495

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Page SUM 254,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wellspring CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Jewish Family Service of San Diego CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Motivating Inspiring Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploit CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 89,650

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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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