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)
National Research Council of Italy N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Champions Education Association N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion EsLaRed N/A Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Accademia del Levante N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cambodian Buddhism Association for Vulnerable Children N/A Cambodia Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Alone N/A Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Nature Trust N/A South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
AIESEC Italia N/A Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Central Library N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 709,937

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,063,707

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Community Child Care CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hope in A Suitcase CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ALearn CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 354,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Agrarian Land Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Japan Society of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Gogebic Community College Found United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Television Service Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 186,125

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