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)
Nelson Mandela University N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Center for Women's Development and Research N/A India Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cambodian Buddhism Association for Vulnerable Children N/A Cambodia Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Nature Trust N/A South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
AIESEC Italia N/A Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Central Library N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 836,152

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
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
Floreciendo Alameda Community 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
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
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 529,475

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hopewell Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Edify CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Project MORE Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,261,930

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,981,730

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