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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,426,300

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 30,141,297

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Pangea Legal Services United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Institute for Local Government United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids At Hope United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM -833,750

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