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 the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Andrew Charity Association N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Reprezent ltd N/A England Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Centro de Desarrollo Alternativo Indigena, A.C. N/A Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,700
Taiwan Fund for Children and Families N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 22,701
United Way of Bengaluru N/A India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of Saskatchewan N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 19,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Run Hong Kong Ltd N/A Hong Kong International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 99,000
Rakema A.C. N/A Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Stichting Delitelabs N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Gutenberg 3.0 Foundation N/A Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 2,128,776

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 254,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mills High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 435,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Page SUM 661,300

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