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)
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 89
University of Cape Town N/A South Africa Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Youth for Mountainous Development N/A Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Nadacna fond Centra podpurne pace Thomayerovy nemocnice Leci N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Public Organization "LATIF" N/A Tajikistan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 19,400
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer N/A Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,400
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Atlas Relief and Development International - ARDI e.V. N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,600
TIDE Institute N/A Rep Of Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 708,559

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
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
Page SUM 1,070,488

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Virtual Science Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
GirlVentures CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 74,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Have a Ball Foundation, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
HRJ Charities Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Philosophical Research CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,509,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 159,550

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