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)
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,211
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,832
United Way of Bengaluru N/A India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 26,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -19,975
Jubilant Bhartia Foundation N/A India Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 77,320
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts N/A England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
Marsabit Indigenous Organisations Network N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 22,202
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 1,060
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women N/A England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Stichting North Star Alliance N/A Netherlands Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 99,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Learning for a Sustainable Future N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,300
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
University of Ulster N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,272,240

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Peoples Conservatory Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 480,445

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save Oswit Canyon Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,313
Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Council of Los Angeles CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Sailing Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 284,463

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
World Neighbors Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodson Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,459,944

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