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)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,500
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ruhr-Universiteit Bochum N/A Germany Education Corporate Advised 2019 101,370
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,279,913
Hatch Enterprise N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,750
STREAT Ltd. N/A Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
Behindertenkonferenz Kanton Zurich N/A Switzerland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,050
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,438
Halogen Foundation Singapore N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A N/A Mexico Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 21,100
Page SUM 4,135,921

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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 250,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
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 5,000
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 Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
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
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
Page SUM 2,300,820

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
San Mateo Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Stanbridge Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ujima Adult and Family Services CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ethiopia Health Aid Inc CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 198,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Neighbors Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,681,398

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