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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 656,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Page SUM 624,299

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Agrarian Land Trust NH Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
New York Road Runners Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Crisis Action, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,618,666

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WorldSkills International Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Circle Economy Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Clean Clothes Campaign Netherlands Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Stichting Mama Cash Netherlands Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 550,000
JINC Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Delft University of Technology Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Stichting VU Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Co-Creation Hub Limited Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
University of Jos Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
University of Jos Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Higher College of Technology Oman Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute of Innovation Digital Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Technologies for Kids - UTK Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,387,507

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13110 records found.