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)
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
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Natural Justice N/A South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
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
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Cheng Kung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
iHub Limited N/A Kenya Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Page SUM 2,876,162

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,669,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Resort CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Epic Transitions CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
OneOC CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,250
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,339,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 1,120,950

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