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)
Fundacion TREE N/A Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
British Red Cross Society N/A England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Sonairte the National Ecology Centre of Ireland N/A Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Eastern Finland N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,945
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,465
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
Stichting Mama Cash N/A Netherlands Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Jako Doma N/A Czech Republic Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Imkaan N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Julian Cho Society N/A Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 1,514,574

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Page SUM 1,668,543

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Richmond Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Find Your Light Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,414,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 189,550

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