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)
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Time Heroes Foundation N/A Bulgaria General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 79,030
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
Julian Cho Society N/A Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) N/A United Kingdom Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Surabi Trust N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 821,070

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,887,255

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,042,623

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 868,285

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