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)
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Oxfam India N/A India International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid N/A Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
University of British Columbia N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Technical University of Kosice N/A Slovakia Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Vidya Poshak N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany N/A Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 2,479,042

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,683,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Optimum Health Institute San Diego CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 239,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,144,450

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