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)
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute N/A Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
SUN-DAC N/A Singapore Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
The Women's Foundation N/A Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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 18,820
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis N/A Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. N/A Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Heriot-Watt University N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 88,000
Hatch Enterprise N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 587,220

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 139,174

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Robert Louis Stevenson School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
ROSIES Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 40,301,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 72,425

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