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)
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 149,850
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,279,913
Strategies for Northern Development N/A Kenya Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 76,413
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Halmstad University has N/A Sweden Education Corporate Advised 2019 13,000
Behindertenkonferenz Kanton Zurich N/A Switzerland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,050
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A N/A Mexico Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 21,100
University of Deusto N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 21,000
University of Western Ontario N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Joblinge N/A Germany Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Page SUM 4,200,226

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 258,350

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The King's Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 62,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
UniversalGiving CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
FFWD CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 9,472
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 886,622

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other 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 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
Page SUM 908,748

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