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)
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fondation Lejeune N/A France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Makerere University N/A Uganda Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Université de Liège N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Amadiora A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Royal Institute of Management N/A Bhutan Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
ADIE Fund N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,113,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 276,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 811,260

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,186,000

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