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)
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
University of Ulster N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Public Ecological Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 208
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 96,029
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,625
University of Saskatchewan N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Monash University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 8,050
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 444,589
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Radiation and Nuclear Medicine Consultants N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
ASS DES CHEFS DE DEPARTEMENTS R&T N/A France Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 110,001
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad N/A Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,475
Indian Institute of Science N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 9,479
JAM South Africa N/A South Africa Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women's Centre for Change N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 1,408,746

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Park Day School Corporation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 562,270

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Holy Names University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 530
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
J David Gladstone Institutes CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Marin Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
New Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Junction, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Page SUM 4,820,005

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 2,895,898

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