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)
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
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
Possible Dreams International N/A Australia International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 271
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Vine Trust Walsall N/A United Kingdom Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,163
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 2,300
PEPITA SOC. COOP. SOCIALE ONLUS N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,400
Batu Grace Children's Home N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,950
Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrollo A. C. N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,200
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
The Prince's Trust N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 62,500
Griffith University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 2,676,271

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Peoples Conservatory Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 680,445

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Stern Grove Festival Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Team Esface Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Film Independent Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 819,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Page SUM 715,387

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