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)
Associacio Espiral Educacio i Tecnologia N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 21,000
Sinergia Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Teesside University N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 224,747
The University of Goroka N/A Papua New Guinea Education Donor Advised 2019 52,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,750
INRIA N/A France Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 94,700
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,795,803
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Parkdale Centre for Innovation N/A Canada Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A N/A Mexico Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Fumbally Exchange N/A Ireland Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Jobcare Limited N/A Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Altapass Foundation Inc. N/A Tunisia Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Tabletochki N/A Ukraine Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Deutsches Institut fur Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Page SUM 5,855,300

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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
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
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
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Page SUM 258,350

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mater Dolorosa Church CA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
National Council of Young Israel CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose CA Education Donor Advised 2019 57,240
On the Move CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Radio Pooya CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 248,940

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier Mission Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 111,900

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