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)
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 271
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Vine Trust Walsall N/A United Kingdom Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,163
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 2,300
PEPITA SOC. COOP. SOCIALE ONLUS N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,400
Centro de Desarrollo Alternativo Indigena, A.C. N/A Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,700
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,655
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,097
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 6,348
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stichting Delitelabs N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,840,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,700
Page SUM 5,007,524

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 823,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
EdSurge CA Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Faithful Fools Street Ministry CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Volunteers in Medicine - San Francisco CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Learning Policy Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 3,570,450

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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 1,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier Mission Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 321,950

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