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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
University of Eastern Finland N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 79,030
École Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
British Red Cross Society N/A England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jako Doma N/A Czech Republic Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Universitat Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
International Refugee Trust N/A England International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Honduras Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,931,516

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
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
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
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 675,301

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the CA Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Works/San Jose CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Youth Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 207,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 181,650

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