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)
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
ChildFund Korea N/A South Korea Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Solace Women's Aid N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Demelza House Children’s Hospice N/A England Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 600
Delft University of Technology N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rape Crisis North East CLG N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Graines de Paix N/A Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TERDOD N/A India Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Université de Liège N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,625
Page SUM 1,743,225

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 6,981,300

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unitarian Universalist Association CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corpus Christi Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Food Literacy Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 337,295

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,751,630

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