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, and corporate 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)
Champions Education Association N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion EsLaRed N/A Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Accademia del Levante N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
Cambodian Buddhism Association for Vulnerable Children N/A Cambodia Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Nature Trust N/A South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
AIESEC Italia N/A Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) N/A Senegal International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute of Innovation Digital N/A Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Central Library N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Page SUM 624,681

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,063,707

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Triton Tech 6072 CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Father’s House International CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 136,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Agrarian Land Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Television Service Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 185,816

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