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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 830
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -19,975
Jubilant Bhartia Foundation N/A India Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 77,320
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CyberEquality Inc N/A Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Marsabit Indigenous Organisations Network N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 22,202
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 1,060
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 149,850
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Stichting North Star Alliance N/A Netherlands Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Learning for a Sustainable Future N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,300
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women N/A England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 76,413
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Page SUM 2,859,890

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 525
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 119,860

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Central Arts Alliance AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Colibri Center for Human Rights AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Arizona State University AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 4,393
El Dorado Foundation, Inc. AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 350
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Shearim Torah High School AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
International Indian Treaty Council Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,415,193

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 362,300

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