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)
Information Technology Park N/A Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
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
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Junior Achievement Spain N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Nelson Mandela University N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
EUN Partnership AISBL N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Kawempe Youth Development Association N/A Uganda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,468
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 917,640

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,128,550

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Services CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Tustin Public School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Westgate Community Bible Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sight Word Busters CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,814,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Agrarian Land Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,813,750

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