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)
Civic Foundation for Innovation N/A Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
REACH Community Services Society N/A Singapore Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 37,825
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 282
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
People's Artist M. Nazaraliev Cultural and Educational Publi N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 73,750
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
Leratong Joy for One N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ganji Tabiat N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 26,250
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute N/A Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Association de Mediatrices Interculturelles AMIC N/A Switzerland International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,050
PEN Consultoria y Formacion SLU N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH N/A Germany Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,150
Page SUM 4,243,679

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
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 1,082,288

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Scholars Hope Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Handful Players Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Torrey Pines Docent Society CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 175,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 149,300

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