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)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 52,500
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
FoodShare Toronto N/A Canada Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 3,625
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -12,500
National University Corporation Kyushu University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Sinergia Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Teesside University N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 224,747
The University of Goroka N/A Papua New Guinea Education Donor Advised 2019 52,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,750
INRIA N/A France Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Niso Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Altapass Foundation Inc. N/A Tunisia Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,795,803
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Parkdale Centre for Innovation N/A Canada Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A N/A Mexico Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Fumbally Exchange N/A Ireland Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Jobcare Limited N/A Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 8,605,382

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Page SUM 791,418

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Arizona State University AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 4,393
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 350
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
Arizona Technology Council Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Grand Canyon Association AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,425,243

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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 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 879,598

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