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)
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Association de Mediatrices Interculturelles AMIC N/A Switzerland International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,050
Goldsmiths, University of London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 47,660
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
FaithActs N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fundacja WrOpenUp N/A Poland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Light Up The World N/A Canada Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Stars of Tomorrow Youth Development N/A South Africa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 94,700
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kyrgyz National Agrarian University Named after K. I. Skryab N/A Kyrgyzstan Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peace Building Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Public Organization of "Rushnoi" N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 32,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Genetic Resources Action International N/A Spain Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wolfson College N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 1,051,910

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Peoples Conservatory Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 670,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,600,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Temple Sholom CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment Inc CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Challenged Athletes Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,250
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ROSIES Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 325,000
Page SUM 3,665,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
World Neighbors Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodson Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Page SUM 2,719,946

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