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, 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)
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University N/A Ukraine Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Stichting VU N/A Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
University of Nottingham N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan N/A Malaysia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 88,750
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
New Taipei Municipal Wulai Elementary and Junior High School N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Université de Liège N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,008
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,167,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,562,475

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 458,950

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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
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 275,250

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