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)
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan N/A Malaysia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Listen Up Foundation N/A Bulgaria Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Université de Liège N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Women for Refugee Women N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American International University - Bangladesh N/A Bangladesh Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Youth for Seva N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Page SUM 4,184,315

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 632,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Camp Augusta Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California at Riverside CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 832,117

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 578,730

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