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)
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 46,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 680
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 6,484
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,279,913
Strategies for Northern Development N/A Kenya Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 76,413
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Halmstad University has N/A Sweden Education Corporate Advised 2019 13,000
Behindertenkonferenz Kanton Zurich N/A Switzerland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,050
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A N/A Mexico Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 21,100
University of Deusto N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 21,000
University of Western Ontario N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Joblinge N/A Germany Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Science Accessibility Net N/A Japan Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 14,200
Page SUM 3,940,140

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 254,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Project Access Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation CA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Grail Family Services CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
B K S Iyengar Yoga Assn of No Cal CA Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
GF Sustaining Operations Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Page SUM 484,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
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 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 Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
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
Page SUM 362,350

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