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)
Kyrgyz-Ate N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
Nadacna fond Centra podpurne pace Thomayerovy nemocnice Leci N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,267
Public Organization "LATIF" N/A Tajikistan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 19,400
Bougainville Heritage Foundation N/A Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foodbank Victoria N/A Australia Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Erromango Cultural Association N/A Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 223
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
Animal Equality Germany e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,550
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Stars of Tomorrow Youth Development N/A South Africa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,097,255

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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
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
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)
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,178,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
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
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 642,600

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