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)
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo N/A Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Australian National University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
University of Wolverhampton N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation N/A South Korea Health Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Centre for Agriculture Research and Entrepreneurship N/A Mauritius Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 -38,230
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiteit Munchen N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2019 199,100
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 110,001
Women's Centre for Change N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 5,312,723

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 633,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,900
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girls Incorporated of San Diego County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,246,295

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 135,900

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