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)
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Halmstad University has N/A Sweden Education Corporate Advised 2019 13,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A N/A Mexico Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 21,100
University of Deusto N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 21,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Western Ontario N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Joblinge N/A Germany Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Science Accessibility Net N/A Japan Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 14,200
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,000
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 170,000
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 600
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 149,850
Page SUM 968,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 775,383

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Northern Arizona University AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Mercy Corps AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Notre Dame Preparatory Roman Catholic High School AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 39,500
Tucson Museum of Art AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CDT Kids AZ Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Arizona State University AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 4,393
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Page SUM 1,099,893

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 89,300

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