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)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado State University N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 566,890

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 700
mRelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seed Global Health Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
Bethel Church of Redding N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,071,677

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Simon Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Lead for America Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bella Vista League CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 212,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 709,711

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