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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
The Vine Trust Walsall N/A United Kingdom Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,163
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 2,300
PEPITA SOC. COOP. SOCIALE ONLUS N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,400
Batu Grace Children's Home N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,950
Centro de Desarrollo Alternativo Indigena, A.C. N/A Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,700
Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrollo A. C. N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,200
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
The Prince's Trust N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 62,500
Griffith University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 6,348
APEX N/A Bangladesh Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Stichting Delitelabs N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,840,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Page SUM 3,906,311

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 254,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Equity Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Park Day School Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -949
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Rosie the Riveter Trust CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 320
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
School Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Page SUM 1,230,821

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 153,300

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