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)
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 282
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Erromango Cultural Association N/A Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 64,100
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute N/A Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Association de Mediatrices Interculturelles AMIC N/A Switzerland International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,050
Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH N/A Germany Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 525
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
itwillbe N/A Spain Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation N/A South Korea Health Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Bulgaria N/A Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
The Mary Hare Foundation N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Page SUM 3,617,767

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 633,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Northern California Grantmakers CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 470,145

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodson Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 902,598

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