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)
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Nelson Mandela University N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
eForHum N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Accademia del Levante N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
Eastside Educational Trust N/A England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Nubian Vault Association N/A France Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 740,702

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 276,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vincere Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,565,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 5,187,500

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