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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mwatana for Human Rights N/A Yemen International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Erromango Cultural Association N/A Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Medical Center Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks N/A CO United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 372,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
W Haywood Burns Institute Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
USENIX Association Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Upward Roots Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Page SUM 11,072,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Passageways KS Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa IA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,217,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mwatana for Human Rights Yemen International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of the South Pacific Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Further Arts Committee Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Erromango Cultural Association Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Altos Christian Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 2,551,000

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