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)
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Accademia del Levante N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cambodian Buddhism Association for Vulnerable Children N/A Cambodia Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
AIESEC Italia N/A Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Central Library N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
University of Bristol N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Junior Achievement Spain N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 2,017,110

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Page SUM 4,263,040

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Westmont High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Krio Descendants United of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency CA Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 35,358,583

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 221,066

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13110 records found.