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)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 37,000
Roza Otunbayeva Initiative International Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
SCI Foundation N/A England Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Sinergia Animal (Austria) N/A Austria Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
Casa de la Mujer Indigena La Paloma CAMILPA A. C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,900
ChildFund Korea N/A South Korea Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 46,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 680
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 6,484
INRIA N/A France Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mi Gran Esperanza A.C. N/A Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Niso Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Altapass Foundation Inc. N/A Tunisia Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,795,803
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Parkdale Centre for Innovation N/A Canada Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A N/A Mexico Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Page SUM 7,907,267

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 850
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Impact Bay Area Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,250
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 488,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Safe Passages CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Barrio Action Youth & Family Center CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 2,081,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
WildEarth Guardians United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 514,600

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13280 records found.