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)
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazi N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2019 95,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Asociacion Inlea N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Center of Museum Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,250
Parkdale Centre for Innovation N/A Canada Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Fundacion HTN, A.C. N/A Mexico International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society International India N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 41,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Diakonie de La Tour N/A Austria Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Irish Online Giving Foundation N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Tabletochki N/A Ukraine Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 37,000
GWIN Korea N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 13,950
Roza Otunbayeva Initiative International Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
SCI Foundation N/A England Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Page SUM 4,205,624

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 951,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Article3 Org CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
BAYMEC Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Shakespeare Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Education Partnerships CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Water Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 275
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Page SUM 1,009,325

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 School Foundation United States Education 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
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 50,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Page SUM 170,800

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