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)
Sinergia Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Teesside University N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 224,747
The University of Goroka N/A Papua New Guinea Education Donor Advised 2019 52,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,750
INRIA N/A France Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,279,913
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Poland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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
Center for Indigenous Questions N/A Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 185,039
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
ASS DES CHEFS DE DEPARTEMENTS R&T N/A France Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 37,000
Roza Otunbayeva Initiative International Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 5,443,749

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Page SUM 791,418

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Shearim Torah High School AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Grand Canyon Association AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Northern Arizona University AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Food for the Hungry, Inc. AZ International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grand Canyon Trust Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Notre Dame Preparatory Roman Catholic High School AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 39,500
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Tucson Museum of Art AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Page SUM 510,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services 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
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 196,600

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