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)
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
National Nature Trust N/A South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Pacific Network on Globalisation N/A Fiji Community Development Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Vidya Poshak N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,756,250
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A N/A Mexico Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 23,000
itwillbe N/A Spain Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation N/A South Korea Health Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 21,250
Deutsches Institut fur Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,267
Ganji Tabiat N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 26,250
Page SUM 3,915,017

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,675,308

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Asian American Journalists Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carey School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Thrive Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Upsolve Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 4,985,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Vision, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Dance for Humanity United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
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 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
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 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Page SUM 124,121

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