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)
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Teesside University N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 224,747
The University of Goroka N/A Papua New Guinea Education Donor Advised 2019 52,500
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association N/A Ireland Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Erromango Cultural Association N/A Vanuatu Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Run Hong Kong Ltd N/A Hong Kong International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH N/A Germany Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Universidad de Chile N/A Chile Education Corporate Advised 2019 93,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Goldsmiths, University of London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 47,660
Tabletochki N/A Ukraine Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,300
Core Council of the Philippines N/A Philippines Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 1,250,707

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Page SUM 254,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tompkins Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jessie Rees Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 500
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,934,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 722,400

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