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, and corporate 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)
Swabodhini Charitable Trust N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
University of Southampton N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AIESEC Italia N/A Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
ARVI TRUST N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,625
Page SUM 333,570

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,678,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Patrick's Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Latinas Contra Cancer CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ceiba Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,011,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 213,416

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