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)
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
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Eastside Educational Trust N/A England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Junior Achievement Spain N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 1,201,233

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,128,550

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 162,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Boston Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Water Wells for Africa United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Transcend, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 4,002,574

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