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)
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Obi Zulol Public Organization of the Union of Public Organiz N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
STREAT Ltd. N/A Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 20,585
Reprezent ltd N/A England Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Fundacio per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 120,330
Mar Timotheus Charitable Society N/A India Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 27,000
SMART Liberia N/A Liberia Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,930
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Run Hong Kong Ltd N/A Hong Kong International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 581
GKTD - Gida Kurtarma Dernegi (Food Recovery Organization) N/A Turkey Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 2,920,475

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
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
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
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
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 827,850

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Negro College Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friendly Center, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Garfield Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
With Grace Foundation Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Good2Know Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Immigration Institute of the Bay Area CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
La Luz Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,281,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 500
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
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 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
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 562,100

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