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)
Fundacion EsLaRed N/A Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Women’s Aid Federation of England N/A England Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Fundacion IMDEA Networks N/A Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Central Library N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
India Vision Foundation N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Accademia del Levante N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
Page SUM 950,111

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,195,383

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Music at the Mission CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Robert Louis Stevenson School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Church CA Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 513,959

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
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
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
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
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,881,430

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