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)
Foundation the Research Institute of Industrial Economics N/A Sweden International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Nordic Association for Clinical Physics N/A Finland Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 95,005
University of Nicosia N/A Cyprus Education Donor Advised 2019 444,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Ara Institute of Canterbury N/A New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
University Health Network N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Lebanese University N/A Lebanon Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FIAN International e.V. N/A Germany Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 670
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 213
Founders For Good Limited N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hawassa University N/A Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Erdemnet Training Center N/A Mongolia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 3,574,213

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 827,850

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 303,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Neighbors Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 681,250

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