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)
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 110,001
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad N/A Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,475
Indian Institute of Science N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 9,479
JAM South Africa N/A South Africa Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women's Centre for Change N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
League of Innovators N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Public Health England N/A England Health Donor Advised 2019 257,400
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
United Way of Bengaluru N/A India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Shaping Lagos Social Club N/A Nigeria Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 156,500
Behindertenkonferenz Kanton Zurich N/A Switzerland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,050
Monash University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Stichting VU N/A Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2019 65,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 126,228
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad N/A Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,614,782

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,240,752

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Tenacity Project, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastbay Astronomical Society CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Vellakovil Union School Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 10,487,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodson Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Page SUM 2,236,887

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