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)
Diakonie de La Tour N/A Austria Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,775
Irish Online Giving Foundation N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
Public Association Promotion and Development Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
RBK For Training N/A Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 89,000
RIKEN N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 99,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,178
Bowerasa A.C N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
GWIN Korea N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 13,950
Centre for Agriculture Research and Entrepreneurship N/A Mauritius Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. N/A Israel Sciences Donor Advised 2019 384,000
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute N/A Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,750
Forever Costa Rica N/A Costa Rica Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 61,339
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Help Lesotho N/A Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,695,132

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 827,850

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. James Infirmary CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Amanecer Community Counseling Service a Non-Profit Corp. CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Bay Community Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Faith in The Valley CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 54,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Bayes Impact CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 345,927

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Dance for Humanity United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 373,050

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