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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 95,005
University of Nicosia N/A Cyprus Education Donor Advised 2019 444,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Ara Institute of Canterbury N/A New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
University Health Network N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 59,700
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Lebanese University N/A Lebanon Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Organization for Natural Medicine and Nutrition at Lower Omo N/A Ethiopia Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 213
Founders For Good Limited N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hawassa University N/A Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Erdemnet Training Center N/A Mongolia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,425
Hospital for Sick Children Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,108,368

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Page SUM 638,150

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Siskiyou Community Food Bank CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Taft Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Page SUM 2,400,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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
Page SUM 135,900

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