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)
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,303,109
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Fair Employment Foundation Limited N/A Hong Kong Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Corporacion Edutec N/A Ecuador Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,600
Tata Education And Development Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 52,718
Marsabit Indigenous Organisations Network N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 22,202
Atlas Relief and Development International - ARDI e.V. N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,600
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 1,060
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth N/A Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc. N/A Philippines Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 260
Learning for a Sustainable Future N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,300
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Gutenberg 3.0 Foundation N/A Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A Puerto Rico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,568,857

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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 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, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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 304,000
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
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
Page SUM 4,401,098

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Makoto Taiko CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Inner City Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Centerville Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mosaic Project CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oakland Community Land Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Polaris Institute USA CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 342,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
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 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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 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
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 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 3,000
Page SUM 1,864,750

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13280 records found.