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)
ASS DES CHEFS DE DEPARTEMENTS R&T N/A France Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Stichting VU N/A Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2019 65,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 126,228
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad N/A Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Public Health England N/A England Health Donor Advised 2019 257,400
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,906
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
United Way of Bengaluru N/A India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Shaping Lagos Social Club N/A Nigeria Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 156,500
Monash University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Capacity N/A Switzerland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fundacion Paraguaya de Cooperacion y Desarrollo N/A Paraguay Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Water User's Association Ob Umed N/A Tajikistan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 29,000
Kloop Media N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,602,183

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
OneSky Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 18,810
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,614,660

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center For Employment Training CA Education Donor Advised 2019 12,017
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Daily Kos Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Torrey Pines Docent Society CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Rights Advocates, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
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
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,253,417

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wingman Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
Wings Homeless Advocacy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women Founders Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Womens Bean Project United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,422
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wings Learning Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Women Giving As One, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Bean Project United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 2,608,235

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