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)
Mar Timotheus Charitable Society N/A India Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 27,000
SMART Liberia N/A Liberia Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,930
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Run Hong Kong Ltd N/A Hong Kong International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 581
GKTD - Gida Kurtarma Dernegi (Food Recovery Organization) N/A Turkey Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Gulu Giyoh N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Consorzio ELIS - ASC N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE) NSW N/A Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
El Colegio de Sonora N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Universite della Svizzera italiana N/A Switzerland Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 59,200
Page SUM 2,420,711

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,061,625

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tompkins Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Services Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Focus Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 838,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 256,850

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