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)
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A India Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Associacio Espiral Educacio i Tecnologia N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 21,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,750
Forever Costa Rica N/A Costa Rica Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 61,339
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Help Lesotho N/A Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Cultural Center Asha N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,550
Australian National University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 223
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
REACH Community Services Society N/A Singapore Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 37,825
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
GWIN Korea N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,897,317

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 16,900
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,041,487

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pebble Beach Company Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Brentwood Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Almaden Valley Woman's Club CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment Inc CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Presentation High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 64,764
Challenged Athletes Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 514,514

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
World Vision, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Vision, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Woodside Parents Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Dance for Humanity United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,380,875

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