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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A VIC Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International N/A VIC Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Melbourne N/A VIC Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
Doxa Youth Foundation N/A VIC Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A QLD Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead N/A NSW Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A NSW Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Wayside Chapel N/A NSW Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Swinburne University of Technology N/A VIC Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A NSW Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fitted for Work N/A VIC Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 712,461

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 9,322,111

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Presentation High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Edify CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
mRelief IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project MORE Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morse Pond School PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Page SUM 12,265,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
Doxa Youth Foundation Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Wayside Chapel Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 712,461

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