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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Gary Kelly (Drogheda) Cancer Support Centre LTD. N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Sonairte the National Ecology Centre of Ireland N/A Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Weizmann Institute of Science N/A Israel Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 160,029
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. N/A Israel Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
ICT Academy N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
eForHum N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 510,237

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Page SUM 4,333,040

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 179,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Temple Street Foundation Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Gary Kelly (Drogheda) Cancer Support Centre LTD. Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Sonairte the National Ecology Centre of Ireland Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Jobcare Limited Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Weizmann Institute of Science Israel Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 160,029
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. Israel Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
ICT Academy Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
eForHum Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 510,237

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13110 records found.