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)
National Telecommunications Institute N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust N/A India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang N/A Thailand Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
University of Bern N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
ARVI TRUST N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Fawcett Society N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Graines de Paix N/A Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Cheng Kung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,882,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 382,208

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Indian Basketweavers Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Democracy Earth Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brisbane Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 579,192

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Water Wells for Africa United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transcend, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Agrarian Land Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,421,374

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13110 records found.