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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Parkdale Centre for Innovation N/A Canada Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 37,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 6,484
Universidad de Chile N/A Chile Education Corporate Advised 2019 93,000
Forever Costa Rica N/A Costa Rica Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo N/A Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad N/A Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,475
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad N/A Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of Nicosia N/A Cyprus Education Donor Advised 2019 444,000
Nadacna fond Centra podpurne pace Thomayerovy nemocnice Leci N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
I-Com-Unity O.S. N/A Czech Republic Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Corporacion Edutec N/A Ecuador Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,600
Sol y Tech Soluciones y Tecnologia N/A Ecuador Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer N/A Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,279,913
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,303,109
Loughborough University N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Page SUM 7,066,803

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 525
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 129,525

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 935,248

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Parkdale Centre for Innovation Canada Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 37,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 6,484
Universidad de Chile Chile Education Corporate Advised 2019 93,000
Forever Costa Rica Costa Rica Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,475
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of Nicosia Cyprus Education Donor Advised 2019 444,000
Nadacna fond Centra podpurne pace Thomayerovy nemocnice Leci Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
I-Com-Unity O.S. Czech Republic Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Corporacion Edutec Ecuador Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,600
Sol y Tech Soluciones y Tecnologia Ecuador Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,279,913
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,303,109
Loughborough University England Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Page SUM 7,066,803

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13280 records found.