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)
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,008
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Women for Refugee Women N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Siyafunda Community Technology Center N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
Universitat Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
Page SUM 1,338,779

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 614,566

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc AR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Arkansas Athletes Outreach AR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Heifer Project International AR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alliance Defending Freedom AZ Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Page SUM 2,172,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 46,200

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