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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Halmstad University has N/A Sweden Education Corporate Advised 2019 13,000
Behindertenkonferenz Kanton Zurich N/A Switzerland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,050
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A N/A Mexico Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 21,100
University of Deusto N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 21,000
University of Western Ontario N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Joblinge N/A Germany Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Center for Indigenous Questions N/A Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 185,039
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,350
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Central Library N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,313
Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc. N/A Philippines Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,875
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 9,097
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,167,332

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 612,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Council on Science and Technology CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 285,000
Caminar CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sweet Farm Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 125,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Curry Senior Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 535,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Woodside Parents Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Dance for Humanity United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 120,400

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