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)
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Universitas Widyatama N/A Indonesia Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Tender Education and Arts N/A England Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,050
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of IT Leaders in Education N/A Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Weizmann Institute of Science N/A Israel Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 160,029
Jimma University N/A Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,145,074

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Japan Society of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NUS America Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Desert Aids Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,771,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 238,600

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