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)
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (GTE) LTD N/A Sri Lanka Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Federation of Ataxias of Spain (FEDAES) N/A Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aalto University Foundation N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
University of Eastern Finland N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 240,350
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
WorldSkills International N/A Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,786
The Nubian Vault Association N/A France Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Sonairte the National Ecology Centre of Ireland N/A Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 1,078,895

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,571,475

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Castaic Lake CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute for Medical Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 318,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 90,950

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13110 records found.