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)
AIESEC Italia N/A Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Accademia del Levante N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,945
eForHum N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,600
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
ICT Academy N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
eForHum N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Politecnico di Torino N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
RIKEN N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Princess Sumaya University for Technology N/A Jordan Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
RBK For Training N/A Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 998,995

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Page SUM 6,310,570

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,138,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AIESEC Italia Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Accademia del Levante Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
University of Trieste Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of Trieste Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,945
eForHum Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,600
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
ICT Academy Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
eForHum Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Rome La Sapienza Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Politecnico di Torino Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
RIKEN Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
The University of Tokyo Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Princess Sumaya University for Technology Jordan Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
RBK For Training Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
National Museums of Kenya Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 998,995

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13110 records found.