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)
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,082
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Halogen Foundation Singapore N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 44,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,400
South Omo Peoples' Development Association N/A Ethiopia Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Thrive Refugee Enterprise N/A Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 475
Public Association Promotion and Development Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
RBK For Training N/A Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 89,000
RIKEN N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 99,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Ninos y Adolescentes en Armonna A.C. N/A Mexico Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Water User's Association Ob Umed N/A Tajikistan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 29,000
Page SUM 4,635,170

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 252,200

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Churches United CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Westmont High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Californians Against Waste Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500,000
City Church San Francisco a Congregation of Reformed Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 830
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 646,830

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 93,300

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