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)
TVTC (Technical & Vocational Training Corporation) N/A Saudi Arabia Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Universiteit Utrecht N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk N/A Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Napawika Tibupo Kawi, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,900
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Taiwan Fund for Children and Families N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
Possible Dreams International N/A Australia International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 271
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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
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
Page SUM 2,572,821

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
OneSky Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Oakland School for the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 18,810
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,651,260

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 62,177
OpenAI Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Partners Asia CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 9,467,737

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women and Childrens Horizons Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wildlife Care Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Windsor Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Windsor Locks Lions Charities Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 431,600

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