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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
W Haywood Burns Institute Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
USENIX Association Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Upward Roots Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Page SUM 11,072,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lehigh University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Special Ops SV Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. James Infirmary CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
City of Oaks Foundation Inc NC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 549,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
University of New South Wales Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 83,400
Thrive Refugee Enterprise Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE) NSW Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 8,050
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foodbank Victoria Australia Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Box Hill Institute Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,264,371

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