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)
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Techionista B.V. N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
EBP Chile SpA N/A Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
Swabodhini Charitable Trust N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Telecommunications Institute N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Initiative Selbstandiger Immigrantinnen e.V. N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,426,636

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 6,981,300

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Institute of Technology CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bayshore Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesley United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carry the Vision CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 126,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,049,430

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