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)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,350
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ruhr-Universiteit Bochum N/A Germany Education Corporate Advised 2019 101,370
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc. N/A Philippines Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Hatch Enterprise N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,750
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
STREAT Ltd. N/A Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,438
Halogen Foundation Singapore N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Prosociedad, Hacer bien el bien, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Belgian IT Academy Support Center N/A Belgium Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 976,708

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
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
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 837,513

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Richmond Art Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samasource, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Arpan Foundation Incorporated CA Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Scopa Has A Dream Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 687,910

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 680,227

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