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)
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 790
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,288,038
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 64,500
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,100
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2019 41,500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrollo A. C. N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,200
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts N/A England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
Marsabit Indigenous Organisations Network N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 22,202
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 1,060
Stichting Global Forest Coalition N/A Netherlands Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 4,711,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 673,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stfyc International Yacht Racing Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Churchill Club CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,150
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Copper's Dream Rescue CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
The Living Desert CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,073,225

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
World Neighbors Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodson Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,827,946

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