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)
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
C.A.S.A COMUNIDADE DE AMPARO SOCIAL E ASILAR N/A Brazil Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
Sneha Charitable Trust N/A India Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
University of Bristol N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women in Film & TV (UK) N/A United Kingdom Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NalandaWay Foundation N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Cancer Foundation N/A Singapore Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
Universiti Malaysia Pahang N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
University College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 126,097
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Page SUM 898,688

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Page SUM 5,472,800

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Sumba Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,719,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support 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
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 5,543,350

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