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)
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 114,748
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,400
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
TIDE Institute N/A Rep Of Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Goldsmiths, University of London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 47,660
Metro Mothers Network N/A Canada Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Associacio Espiral Educacio i Tecnologia N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 21,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 105,000
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University N/A Hong Kong Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
FaithActs N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fundacja WrOpenUp N/A Poland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 1,071,308

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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
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 652,850

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Valley Churches United CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Westmont High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grace USA CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Mark Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Multicultural Institute CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 659,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Vision, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 255,921

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