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)
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bulgaria N/A Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
The Mary Hare Foundation N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Corporate Advised 2019 175,095
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 236
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 98,000
University of Port Harcourt N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiteit Munchen N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2019 199,100
Box Hill Institute N/A Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,756,250
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Poland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Language Education and Research Services, Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 18,750
War Child UK N/A England International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 52,500
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
FoodShare Toronto N/A Canada Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 3,625
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -12,500
National University Corporation Kyushu University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Page SUM 7,298,306

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 525
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 129,525

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Grand Canyon Association AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grand Canyon Trust Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Food for the Hungry, Inc. AZ International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Estrella Vista Elementary School AZ Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Jefferson Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 175,000
Page SUM 284,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,426,598

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