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)
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 52,500
Tabletochki N/A Ukraine Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Escuela Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A Puerto Rico Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Thrive Refugee Enterprise N/A Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 774
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,178
Humane Society International India N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Capacity N/A Switzerland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Lebanese University N/A Lebanon Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,000
Centre for Agriculture Research and Entrepreneurship N/A Mauritius Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Obi Zulol Public Organization of the Union of Public Organiz N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Seongnam City Social Welfare Council N/A South Korea Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 71,300
Mi Gran Esperanza A.C. N/A Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,452,926

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,082,038

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 77,500
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Emanu-El CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 381,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
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
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 84,200

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