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, and corporate 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)
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 44,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 -38,230
School for Social Entrepreneurs N/A England Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Sol y Tech Soluciones y Tecnologia N/A Ecuador Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Thrive Refugee Enterprise N/A Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 475
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 271
Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrollo A. C. N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,200
Fundacion Proydesa N/A Argentina Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
NPO Mama-Work Laboratory N/A Japan Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
APEX N/A Bangladesh Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,910
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 790
HTL Wien 3 Rennweg N/A Austria Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
University of New South Wales N/A Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 83,400
Page SUM 1,395,148

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 673,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Motivating Inspiring Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploit CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Poly Canyon Ventures CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Page SUM 273,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 2,500
Woodson Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,231,160

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