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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,374,566

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 403,799

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crisis Action, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue University IN Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
New Profit, Inc. MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Boston Foundation MA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,483,074

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WorldSkills International Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Clean Clothes Campaign Netherlands Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Stichting Mama Cash Netherlands Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 550,000
JINC Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Delft University of Technology Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Circle Economy Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Stichting VU Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Jos Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Co-Creation Hub Limited Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
University of Jos Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Higher College of Technology Oman Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Technologies for Kids - UTK Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Innovation Digital Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,387,507

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13110 records found.