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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nelson Mandela University N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. N/A Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Rosa N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,602
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Page SUM 1,609,887

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 276,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Page SUM 707,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 37,600

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