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)
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
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
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,211
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,832
United Way of Bengaluru N/A India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 26,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -19,975
Jubilant Bhartia Foundation N/A India Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 77,320
Access to Business N/A England Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 721,186

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 525
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 119,860

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CDT Kids AZ Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Central Arts Alliance AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
Watershed Management Group Inc AZ Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
El Dorado Foundation, Inc. AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Colibri Center for Human Rights AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Shearim Torah High School AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Arizona State University AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 4,393
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The OPS Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 930,393

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 5,000
Page SUM 919,998

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