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)
Metro Mothers Network N/A Canada Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Mongoliin Boogiin Tengeriin Sulder Association N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Associacio Espiral Educacio i Tecnologia N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 21,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 105,000
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University N/A Hong Kong Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
FaithActs N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fundacja WrOpenUp N/A Poland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 70,000
A Toda Voz, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Cat Action Team N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Tata Education And Development Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 52,718
Kyrgyz-Ate N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,125
Makerere University N/A Uganda Education Corporate Advised 2019 11,500
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Australian National University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,082
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,083,908

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 895,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Sailing Science Center, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shelby's SafeSpace CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Siskiyou Community Food Bank CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Taft Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,950,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
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
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 4,108,644

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