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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Federation of Ataxias of Spain (FEDAES) N/A Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Universidad de Sevilla N/A Spain Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fundacion IMDEA Networks N/A Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid N/A Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 19,900
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica N/A Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (GTE) LTD N/A Sri Lanka Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Halmstad University has N/A Sweden Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
University of Bern N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Graines de Paix N/A Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social Fabric Association N/A Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
Page SUM 2,763,084

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
iMentor Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,821,949

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Japan Society of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Gogebic Community College Found MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc NV Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc CT Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated ME Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 415,625

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Federation of Ataxias of Spain (FEDAES) Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Universidad de Sevilla Spain Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fundacion IMDEA Networks Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 19,900
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
Proyecto Universidad Empresa Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (GTE) LTD Sri Lanka Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Halmstad University has Sweden Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ignitia Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Ignitia Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
University of Bern Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Graines de Paix Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social Fabric Association Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
Page SUM 2,763,084

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13110 records found.