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)
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Association of Dehkan Farmers N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 208
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 24,900
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 600
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Limited N/A Ireland Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,245
Loughborough University N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
New Taipei Municipal Wulai Elementary and Junior High School N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Asociacion Inlea N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,350
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,500
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ruhr-Universiteit Bochum N/A Germany Education Corporate Advised 2019 101,370
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Page SUM 695,183

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
OneSky Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 18,810
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 468,660

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 17,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,708
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Contra Costa Public Education Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community High School Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Coastside Jewish Community CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 872,845

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Winthrop Little League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women Helping Women United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Wilson Disease Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Wisdom Sun United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Women in Cyber Security United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 830
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
With Grace Foundation Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women in Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
William Jessup University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wilsonville Robotics Stewardship Group United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 197,380

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