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)
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Nelson Mandela University N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Technical University of Kosice N/A Slovakia Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
National Research Council of Italy N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sneha Charitable Trust N/A India Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
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
Halmstad University has N/A Sweden Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Circle Economy N/A Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Page SUM 1,374,117

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 546,526

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UPA PTSO CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Recovery Management Services Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
ABS CBN Foundation Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Association CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pangea Legal Services CA Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 163,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Page SUM 1,704,950

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