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)
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Nature Trust N/A South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University N/A Ukraine Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Uniunea Profesorilor de Informatica din Romania N/A Romania Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
Alone N/A Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -88
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
NalandaWay Foundation N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Halmstad University has N/A Sweden Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Bristol N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 496,522

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,083,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,706,942

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
NCGA Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,206,597

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