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)
Founders For Good Limited N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hawassa University N/A Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Erdemnet Training Center N/A Mongolia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,425
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,150
Society for All Round Development N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 55,662
Bougainville Heritage Foundation N/A Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fundacja Dajmy Szanse N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,550
Waterford Institute of Technology N/A Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 55,217
University of Cape Town N/A South Africa Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Youth for Mountainous Development N/A Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Nadacna fond Centra podpurne pace Thomayerovy nemocnice Leci N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Public Organization "LATIF" N/A Tajikistan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 19,400
Page SUM 1,388,904

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 673,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
California Pit Bull Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 793,265

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,861,950

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