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)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giant Community Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 624,363

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
iMentor Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 3,129,449

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lynbrook High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Weed Friends of the Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Science Buddies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort DC Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Joseph Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 158,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior Achievement Spain Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Fundacion IMDEA Networks Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
Universidad de Sevilla Spain Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Federation of Ataxias of Spain (FEDAES) Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 19,900
Proyecto Universidad Empresa Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (GTE) LTD Sri Lanka Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Halmstad University has Sweden Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ignitia Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Ignitia Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Bern Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Graines de Paix Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union for International Cancer Control Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 53,850
Page SUM 2,571,858

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13110 records found.