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)
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,279,913
Strategies for Northern Development N/A Kenya Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 76,413
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
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
Bowerasa A.C N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,245
Loughborough University N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
New Taipei Municipal Wulai Elementary and Junior High School N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
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
Page SUM 4,188,158

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,061,725

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Martin Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 32,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save Oswit Canyon Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Council of Los Angeles CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 402,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier Mission Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 235,100

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