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)
Altapass Foundation Inc. N/A Tunisia Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,795,803
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Parkdale Centre for Innovation N/A Canada Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A N/A Mexico Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Fumbally Exchange N/A Ireland Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Jobcare Limited N/A Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Tabletochki N/A Ukraine Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Deutsches Institut fur Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 37,000
Science Accessibility Net N/A Japan Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 14,200
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,000
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600
Page SUM 5,451,903

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Park Day School Corporation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Page SUM 498,715

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peten Health CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 2,276,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wogrammer Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 346,050

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