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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Freiburger Munsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,394
Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V N/A Germany Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiteit Munchen N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2019 199,100
Floga Parents Association of Children with Cancer N/A Greece Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens N/A Greece Education Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Fair Employment Foundation Limited N/A Hong Kong Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Run Hong Kong Ltd N/A Hong Kong International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University N/A Hong Kong Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines N/A Iceland Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Development Consortium N/A India International Development Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mar Timotheus Charitable Society N/A India Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Page SUM 7,605,494

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 681,445

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Neighbors Inc OK International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodson Center DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Resources Institute DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,442,144

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Freiburger Munsterbauverein e.V. Germany Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,394
Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V Germany Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiteit Munchen Germany Education Donor Advised 2019 199,100
Floga Parents Association of Children with Cancer Greece Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Greece Education Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Fair Employment Foundation Limited Hong Kong Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Run Hong Kong Ltd Hong Kong International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines Iceland Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Development Consortium India International Development Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust India Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mar Timotheus Charitable Society India Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust India Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust India Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Page SUM 7,605,494

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13280 records found.