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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fitted for Work N/A VIC Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A VIC Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Possible Dreams International N/A VIC Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work N/A VIC Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doxa Youth Foundation N/A VIC Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Swinburne University of Technology N/A VIC Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Melbourne N/A VIC Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
NetHope Inc Marin VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Page SUM 621,445

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
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
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 545,925

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Every1 Can Work VA Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 426,889

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 578,730

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