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)
Cambodian Buddhism Association for Vulnerable Children N/A Cambodia Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Junior Achievement Spain N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Nelson Mandela University N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Kawempe Youth Development Association N/A Uganda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,468
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Co-Creation Hub Limited N/A Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,050
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
New Economy Organisers Network N/A England Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
Page SUM 945,507

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 1,941,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency CA Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 25,416,733

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,972,730

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13110 records found.