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)
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 79,030
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited N/A Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Union rempart N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NalandaWay Foundation N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
University College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 126,097
Founders For Good Limited N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
University of Bristol N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Universiti Malaysia Pahang N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Surabi Trust N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis N/A Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Page SUM 3,238,159

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 6,981,300

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Morning Glory Montessori School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,157,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University 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
Page SUM 4,247,230

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