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)
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Women’s Aid Federation of England N/A England Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lumen Vitae A.C. N/A Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Research Council of Italy N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,625
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Central Library N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Eastside Educational Trust N/A England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Accademia del Levante N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Information Technology Park N/A Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
Page SUM 854,873

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,219,300

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equity Alliance of San Diego County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Latinas Contra Cancer CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Educacy CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Creativity Lab Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 332,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 189,550

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