Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Gary Kelly (Drogheda) Cancer Support Centre LTD. N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany N/A Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Indian Institute of Science N/A India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
RBK For Training N/A Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
Amadiora A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
ICT Academy N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Listen Up Foundation N/A Bulgaria Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Run Hong Kong Ltd N/A Hong Kong International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,899,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 276,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 1,993,110

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,185,600

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13110 records found.