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)
Center for Indigenous Questions N/A Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 185,039
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
National Central Library N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,313
Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc. N/A Philippines Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,875
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 9,097
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Association of Dehkan Farmers N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 24,900
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,303,109
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 600
Halogen Foundation Singapore N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Animals Australia Federation N/A Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Limited N/A Ireland Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Fair Employment Foundation Limited N/A Hong Kong Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,245
Page SUM 2,275,870

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lend A Hand Foundation Inc of Northern California Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Las Positas College Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
League of California Community Foundations Alameda General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,319,684

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin General Hospital Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pasadena-Foothill Valley YWCA CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Amazing Surf Adventures CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 517,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wogrammer Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,250
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woke Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wilcox Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 6,800
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 7,931,500

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