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)
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 202
Taalim Forum Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,675
UK Youth N/A England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2019 368,188
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
I-Com-Unity O.S. N/A Czech Republic Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marria N/A England International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V N/A Germany Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 6,495,465

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 248,650

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Mission Community College District Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 203
Gather Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Holy Names University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 530
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
J David Gladstone Institutes CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Marin Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
New Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Junction, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,888,958

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier Mission Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 98,900

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