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)
University of Ulster N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Public Ecological Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 96,029
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,625
University of Saskatchewan N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Monash University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 8,050
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 444,589
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Radiation and Nuclear Medicine Consultants N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
ASS DES CHEFS DE DEPARTEMENTS R&T N/A France Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 110,001
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad N/A Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,475
Indian Institute of Science N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 9,479
JAM South Africa N/A South Africa Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women's Centre for Change N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
League of Innovators N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 208
Page SUM 1,083,456

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
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
Page SUM 128,860

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grand Canyon Association AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Food for the Hungry, Inc. AZ International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Grand Canyon Trust Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Estrella Vista Elementary School AZ Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ecumenical Chaplaincy for the Homeless Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 152,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Page SUM 136,800

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