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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women’s Aid Federation of England N/A England Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
Save the Children UK N/A England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
University of Bristol N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Women for Refugee Women N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
New Economy Organisers Network N/A England Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Demelza House Children’s Hospice N/A England Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Page SUM 28,691,906

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,884,755

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Page SUM 2,061,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women’s Aid Federation of England England Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
Save the Children UK England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
University of Bristol England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Women for Refugee Women England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InsightShare Network England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
New Economy Organisers Network England Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Demelza House Children’s Hospice England Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Page SUM 28,691,906

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13110 records found.