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)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Iranian American Council N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,915,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Presentation High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. IA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 1,768,280

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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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25 records found.