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)
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 79,030
The Sanket Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Women for Refugee Women N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
British Red Cross Society N/A England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan N/A Malaysia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Surabi Trust N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
AIESEC Italia N/A Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Bern N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Solace Women's Aid N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Page SUM 1,292,007

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,181,433

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Astronomical Association CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Floreciendo CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
United Roots CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 304,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,303,800

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13110 records found.