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)
Campaign Against Living Miserably N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rape Crisis North East CLG N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Clean Clothes Campaign N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Surabi Trust N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Founders For Good Limited N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
Weizmann Institute of Science N/A Israel Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 160,029
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (GTE) LTD N/A Sri Lanka Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 3,007,982

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 549,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mark Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Orange Countys United Way CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 101,275

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,109,200

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