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)
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Sanket Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Pieta House N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Indian Institute of Science N/A India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
United Technologies for Kids - UTK N/A Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Social Fabric Association N/A Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Page SUM 2,541,758

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 775,001

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
One East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Snow Leopard Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 872,520

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 406,700

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