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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 9,097
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
STREAT Ltd. N/A Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
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
Prosociedad, Hacer bien el bien, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Belgian IT Academy Support Center N/A Belgium Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Save our Sons and Daughters N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2019 8,500
Social Fabric Association N/A Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Universidad Catolica San Pablo N/A Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 11,600
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Loughborough University N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Development Consortium N/A India International Development Donor Advised 2019 120,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,500
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Page SUM 2,062,193

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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
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
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,249,150

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Play Marin CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Sailing Science Center, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shelby's SafeSpace CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 6,458,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 906,598

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