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 Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
TERDOD N/A India Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women N/A England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Mauritius N/A Mauritius Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Swabodhini Charitable Trust N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Telecommunications Institute N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 510,546

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,436,300

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 596
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 415
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 436
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
Catholic Social Services AK Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covenant House Alaska AK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 60,483

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Institute for Local Government United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Pangea Legal Services United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Brothers Keeper Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Conservation Corps United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -819,750

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13110 records found.