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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation N/A Belgium Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southampton N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Universitas Widyatama N/A Indonesia Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
Page SUM 1,983,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
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
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 74,603
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 411,799

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
MathAndCoding CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lynbrook High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 426,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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
The Boston Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Water Wells for Africa United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Transcend, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,127,874

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13110 records found.