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)
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ninos y Adolescentes en Armonna A.C. N/A Mexico Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
PROVIDA Foundation N/A Slovakia Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor N/A Malaysia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 202
Taalim Forum Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,675
UK Youth N/A England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Petit Miracles Interiors N/A England Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2019 368,188
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
I-Com-Unity O.S. N/A Czech Republic Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marria N/A England International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,025,465

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 633,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dash Sports Education CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
UC Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 39,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lutheran School of Our Savior CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 3,414,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 25,000
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
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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 Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 700,227

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