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)
University of Gdansk N/A Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Parkdale Centre for Innovation N/A Canada Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazi N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2019 95,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,795,803
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation N/A South Korea Health Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 1,060
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
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
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Goldsmiths, University of London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 47,660
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
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
Page SUM 8,058,561

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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 Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
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 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
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
Page SUM 119,860

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Food for the Hungry, Inc. AZ International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tucson Museum of Art AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Mercy Corps AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CDT Kids AZ Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Ecumenical Chaplaincy for the Homeless Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Watershed Management Group Inc AZ Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Page SUM 669,765

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 243,650

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