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 England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Habitat Association N/A Turkey Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 34,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Sal's Shoes N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 -444,589
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,907
TVTC (Technical & Vocational Training Corporation) N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 -25,000
Universitr de Liege N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2019 118,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo N/A Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Taiheiyo Nogyo Araiansu N/A Japan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Cultural Center of Tajik music 'Hunar' N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 394
Natural Justice N/A South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,152
New Guinea Binatang Research Center N/A Papua New Guinea Environment Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Possible Dreams International N/A Australia International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 284,864

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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
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
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
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 252,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Oakland Institute CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presidio Knolls School Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 201,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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 500
Page SUM 664,100

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