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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Page SUM 421,595

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,024,275

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,678,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Fondation Lejeune France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Initiative Selbstandiger Immigrantinnen e.V. Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
Page SUM 3,532,577

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13110 records found.