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)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,225,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Omni Commons Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 570,535

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PORCH-Durham NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Glenbard West High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 710,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
C.A.S.A COMUNIDADE DE AMPARO SOCIAL E ASILAR Brazil Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Brasil Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Instituto Semear Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Time Heroes Foundation Bulgaria General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Listen Up Foundation Bulgaria Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bulgarian Association of Networking Academies Bulgaria Education Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Cambodian Buddhism Association for Vulnerable Children Cambodia Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Peel District School Board Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Amarok Society Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Youth Without Shelter Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Page SUM 955,537

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13110 records found.