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)
Fundacion IMDEA Networks N/A Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
All Bengal Women’s Union N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,700
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
WorldSkills International N/A Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,786
The Nubian Vault Association N/A France Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
University of British Columbia N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 53,850
Page SUM 796,732

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Page SUM 4,633,543

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breast Cancer Action CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 186,675

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,131,150

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