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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Founders For Good Limited N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Universitat Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Honduras Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children UK N/A England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust N/A India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis N/A Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 5,815,280

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Union City Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Medical Corps CA International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Angels Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,629,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
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
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
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Page SUM 508,700

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