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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Heriot-Watt University N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 88,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,945
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Politecnico di Torino N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
C.A.S.A COMUNIDADE DE AMPARO SOCIAL E ASILAR N/A Brazil Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Indian Institute of Science N/A India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
RBK For Training N/A Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
Fundacion TREE N/A Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
Sneha Charitable Trust N/A India Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Page SUM 1,128,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,884,755

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Arizona State University Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 560,213

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,111,800

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