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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Riders for Health(Kenya) N/A Kenya Health Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Strategies for Northern Development N/A Kenya Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute N/A Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
People's Artist M. Nazaraliev Cultural and Educational Publi N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Public Ecological Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Kloop Media N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 701,272

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lend A Hand Foundation Inc of Northern California Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
League of California Community Foundations Alameda General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Las Positas College Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,319,684

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Whole Armour International Church MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Whole Armour International Church MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wichita Childrens Home KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wigs for Kids Inc OH Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 2,265,350

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Riders for Health(Kenya) Kenya Health Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Health and Social Transformation Initiative Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Strategies for Northern Development Kenya Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
People's Artist M. Nazaraliev Cultural and Educational Publi Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Public Ecological Union "LESIC-South" Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Kloop Media Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users Association of Kyrgyzs Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 701,272

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13280 records found.