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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mwatana for Human Rights N/A Yemen International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Erromango Cultural Association N/A Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Play Marin Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Advaita Society Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,201,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
W Haywood Burns Institute Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
USENIX Association Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 11,062,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Passageways KS Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa IA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,315,750

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mwatana for Human Rights Yemen International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Further Arts Committee Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Erromango Cultural Association Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of the South Pacific Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pivotal Connections United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Play Marin United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Advaita Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Radio Pooya United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,201,000

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13280 records found.